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 Drake Ravensmith
07 Dec 2011, 18:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 323433

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

It's possible the camera mounts will have to be higher but with either the fixed or flexible setup it should be easy to find out and fix before you paint it so you'll just have to see. Yes, I mean the screw holes on the slides. It's hard to say how the wood will have to fit together without realizin...
by Drake Ravensmith
07 Dec 2011, 09:26
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: scanning and downloading at the same time
Replies: 44
Views: 36966

Re: scanning and downloading at the same time

I went ahead and scanned some books right away. The transfer speed did increase somewhat but by the time I got the last novella I was still about 250 pages per camera behind. I wasn't breaking any speed records either. Edit: Shortly after typing this I noticed that the little light on my router was ...
by Drake Ravensmith
07 Dec 2011, 04:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: most fuss-free method for flattening book.
Replies: 7
Views: 5118

Re: most fuss-free method for flattening book.

Never heard of blue leaf. This video explains scan tailor far better than I ever could. vimeo.com/12524529 I'm not the least bit familiar with raw files but I do know that jpegs are compressed so I wouldn't think that would help. Scan Tailor changes my jpegs into tiff files. This will turn a 750 MB ...
by Drake Ravensmith
06 Dec 2011, 21:10
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: scanning and downloading at the same time
Replies: 44
Views: 36966

Re: scanning and downloading at the same time

That is rather curious. Have you seen my build thread? www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1028 Basically, my cards sends the pics directly to my laptop and then photolive will put up the last pic taken in a folder. It's by no means anything approaching a perfect system but set up caref...
by Drake Ravensmith
06 Dec 2011, 11:08
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 323433

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1028 I'm not sure if you've seen my build thread or not but my pdf has a lot of useful information in it. Both Clemd and I stress that 22" is not wide enough to begin with. If you have the space you can go as wide as you want but I would image with 16" th...
by Drake Ravensmith
06 Dec 2011, 09:38
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: scanning and downloading at the same time
Replies: 44
Views: 36966

Re: scanning and downloading at the same time

I don't have the firmware number handy but I just updated to the most recent one a few weeks ago. I'm still not quite sure what issue you're having. When I scan, I can take the pics as fast as I can scan and they will continuously transfer to my laptop. The pics usually begin transferring between 5 ...
by Drake Ravensmith
06 Dec 2011, 05:50
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: scanning and downloading at the same time
Replies: 44
Views: 36966

Re: scanning and downloading at the same time

I use eye-fi cards and they do have a few issues. - Despite the fact that they're supposed to have 'endless memory mode', they sometimes fill up. This wouldn't be a problem but I use the cards specifically so I don't have to move the cameras at all. I have found it manageable to twist the cameras al...
by Drake Ravensmith
06 Dec 2011, 03:42
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: most fuss-free method for flattening book.
Replies: 7
Views: 5118

Re: most fuss-free method for flattening book.

- not looking for max archival quality, but rather just something that turns out legible and highlightable/copy-able to normal text.. - what are the steps involved to make the final output "more responsive when highlighting/flipping" in PDF? i have a few scanned books and all of them perform differ...
by Drake Ravensmith
06 Dec 2011, 02:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 323433

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

Using longer drawer slides isn't a problem but you will have to allow for the extra room in your base. You can find the gooseneck extensions here but I would try the fixed camera mounts first as I am having the worst time trying to get the image perfect since the extensions don't like micro-adjustme...
by Drake Ravensmith
19 Sep 2011, 17:36
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 323433

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

Just start a build thread. You can clutter that up all you want!