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
18 Sep 2009, 13:39
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: The Deal Thread or How To Find Cheap Cameras
Replies: 33
Views: 22018

Re: The Deal Thread or How To Find Cheap Cameras

Has anyone used web cams? I am looking at a 8 megapixel webcam for $22. Tey say the Photo Capture is 4096*3072 will that be good enough for ocr? http://www.google.com/product_url?q=http://www.electronicmegastore.com/nexos-8-megapixel-28482136-video-webcam-usb-with-6-led-lights-and-microphone-p-5225....
by IcantRead
18 Sep 2009, 10:54
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: The Deal Thread or How To Find Cheap Cameras
Replies: 33
Views: 22018

Re: The Deal Thread or How To Find Cheap Cameras

It looks like I'm behind two months. I can't find any cameras on the list for a reasonable price. Anyone find any good deals lately? I'm looking to spend aroud 100 to 150 a camera.
by IcantRead
17 Sep 2009, 20:44
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: Best OCR for Math Books?
Replies: 3
Views: 12259

Best OCR for Math Books?

I am looking for the best program to run ocr on math and physics books. I was wondering if anyone did scanning of these? I have been using OmniPage that works really well for the words but when there is symbols or math equations I have to manualy make them into pictures. This is very very time consu...
by IcantRead
17 Sep 2009, 19:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first book scanner.
Replies: 66
Views: 47620

My first book scanner.

So this is my third design, the other 2 were not worth posting. I am thinking about building this one and wanted to know what everyone thought. I went with the slides in the front and back because I thought it would give better support than on the sides, and I didn’t want them to get in the way of...
by IcantRead
17 Sep 2009, 18:30
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 426334

Re: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

Hi everybody My name is Tristin. I am currently an engineering student in Arizona. A book scanner is more a necessary for me than a want, I read at a 4th grade level but have a drive for information. My computer reads everything to me. Unfortunately I can’t find all of my text books in pdf format,...