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 IcantRead
04 Mar 2010, 14:36
Forum: Lighting
Topic: LED Lighting systems for book scanning
Replies: 56
Views: 43650

Re: LED Lighting systems for book scanning

Have you looked on ebay because I thought I had seen like 10 for $4 a little wile ago.
by IcantRead
04 Mar 2010, 14:34
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: create an auto switch with optic sensor
Replies: 18
Views: 6874

Re: create an auto switch with optic sensor

I like the accelerometer idea. The problem i have with the optical switch, is that were do you mount it? No book is the same thickness, so therefor if you put it to high then it will take it to soon. Then on the other hand if you put it to low it wont trigger on some books. Likewise the piezo would ...
by IcantRead
03 Mar 2010, 15:41
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
Views: 11504

Re: My first and second builds...

I like the cradle improvements. I think I need to do a full overhaul of my cradle, maybe this weekend. One suggestion, you may want to make the middle bar a little smaller. You only really need it as wide as the slide you are using. I think the bigger it gets the more in the way it is.
by IcantRead
03 Mar 2010, 15:22
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: another build
Replies: 8
Views: 7467

Re: another build

Wow this is a really nice simple build. I'm a big fan of it.
by IcantRead
03 Mar 2010, 15:18
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: create an auto switch with optic sensor
Replies: 18
Views: 6874

Re: create an auto switch with optic sensor

I was planning on doing this with an arduino board. Although instead of an optical sensor, mine would use a piezo sensor under the book. That way it would only take a picture when there was enough pressure on the book. There would be a pressure reset button, this way if you needed more pressure for ...
by IcantRead
03 Mar 2010, 14:58
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Scanned Libraries of Books About Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 4657

Re: Scanned Libraries of Books About Tools

Nice thanks for the google lookups
by IcantRead
02 Mar 2010, 02:33
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Scanned Libraries of Books About Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 4657

Re: Scanned Libraries of Books About Tools

That's some cool stuff! Let me know if you come across plans for foot petal equitment. I have always wanted to make a foot powered band saw. I have heard about them but never seen one.
by IcantRead
01 Mar 2010, 21:12
Forum: HELP
Topic: Any one any good with QT4.6
Replies: 1
Views: 2218

Any one any good with QT4.6

I have recently gotten into programing. I'm taking a class on C at my university. It has left me wanting bigger and better programs. I like the thought of QT programing and it looks like someone could make fairly simple applications quickly and easily. The only problem is I don't know were to start....
by IcantRead
01 Mar 2010, 21:00
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Musinf Book Scanner
Replies: 36
Views: 21326

Re: Musinf Book Scanner

What is your over all dimensions? What size glass are you using, and what angle is it at? I want to make a mock up of it so that I can better understand your design.
by IcantRead
25 Feb 2010, 23:02
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Interesting stuff to make interesting things out of
Replies: 4
Views: 3235

Re: Interesting stuff to make interesting things out of

I personally like fastenal for all my hardware, and ebay for my electronics. This stuff is amazing! http://www.8020.net