Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by steve1066d
30 Dec 2013, 23:34
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Xcanex book scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 7407

Re: Xcanex book scanner

Actually, 8MP over an 8 1/2 x 11 book works out to about 292 DPI
by steve1066d
23 Dec 2013, 17:27
Forum: HELP
Topic: Need Help Programming Arduino for Auto Scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 6741

Re: Need Help Programming Arduino for Auto Scanner

I agree that for this project, a single Arduino should be sufficient.

Can you send me your current sketch? Include your Pololu code as well. I'll see if I can add what you are looking for.
by steve1066d
21 Dec 2013, 17:53
Forum: HELP
Topic: Need Help Programming Arduino for Auto Scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 6741

Re: Need Help Programming Arduino for Auto Scanner

I've done some work with programming the Arduino, and interfacing it with different temperature probes, solenoids, servos, displays, etc. What sort of help do you need? Its not really feasible to whip up some controller code for a device I don't have, but I might be able to help with specific proble...
by steve1066d
18 Dec 2013, 23:23
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: Release of Book Scan Wizard 2.0.1
Replies: 2
Views: 6798

Re: Release of Book Scan Wizard 2.0.1

Glad to hear you were able to figure it out, and thanks for letting me know you are using the software. The more I hear about people using it, the more likely I am to continue to improve it.
by steve1066d
30 Nov 2013, 03:04
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Problem setting content box with ScanTailor CLI
Replies: 3
Views: 4398

Re: Problem setting content box with ScanTailor CLI

I found out the development version of ST works fine... there must have been a bug with the standard version.
by steve1066d
29 Nov 2013, 18:25
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Problem setting content box with ScanTailor CLI
Replies: 3
Views: 4398

Problem setting content box with ScanTailor CLI

When I try setting the content box using the command line version of ScanTailor (version 0.9.11.1) I get a clipped image. Instead of starting the image at 0,0 it is about 2/3's down the page Here's the command I'm using. (The image size is 2736x3648). scantailor-cli --dpi=300 --content-box=0x0:2736x...
by steve1066d
27 Nov 2013, 03:31
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: Release of Book Scan Wizard 2.0.1
Replies: 2
Views: 6798

Release of Book Scan Wizard 2.0.1

I've released BSW 2.0.1 which has the following enhancements: This will work with the free OCR program Tesseract to automatically OCR pages that are saved to PDF files. This means you can use BSW to take source images directly from the camera, combine the left & right images, perform the needed crop...
by steve1066d
27 Nov 2013, 02:41
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: setting DPIs / losing DPIs
Replies: 2
Views: 6296

Re: setting DPIs / losing DPIs

The newest version of BSW will retain the DPI of source images.
by steve1066d
26 Nov 2013, 02:41
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Formatting PDF?
Replies: 3
Views: 5736

Re: Formatting PDF?

PDF's can be set to display the first page by itself. In Adobe viewer you can choose "Show cover page in two page view" In Adobe acrobat you can make the pdf default to that view, by choosing File, Properties, initial view, page layout, "2-up continuous" Book scan wizard will automatically show the ...
by steve1066d
20 Nov 2013, 02:25
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: Two newcomer problems
Replies: 30
Views: 18240

Re: Two newcomer problems

I uploaded another version of BSW that has a couple of enhancements for you. You can change pdf's to default to the single page view, with scrolling or page by page: CreatePDF = book.pdf Options=Single,Scrolling or CreatePDF = book.pdf Options=Single You also can do pretty much any other default pdf...