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 pav
21 Dec 2011, 14:57
Forum: Software
Topic: alternating pages
Replies: 3
Views: 4936

Re: alternating pages

Looks like a job for: http://www.sheelapps.com/index.php?p=PDFTools.HomePage&action=view I have not tried it yet but from the description: 'Split PDF : This option allows you to split a PDF file in multiple ways. You can split each page to new PDF, split even pages to new PDF, split odd pages to new...
by pav
25 Oct 2011, 19:32
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Lytro
Replies: 1
Views: 3428

Lytro

Talking about wishlist: wouldn't a nice lightfield camera be a good solution to a non-mechanical focusing system? And preferably a webcam and of a resolution capable of taking bigger pictures than the one below. Still, Lytro website is interesting...

https://www.lytro.com/living-pictures/279
by pav
02 Aug 2011, 06:05
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Use webcam as a camera
Replies: 8
Views: 9671

Re: Use webcam as a camera

Andreas, I think 'Use webcam as a camera' is a very interesting topic and worthy of continuing. However, for practical reasons, I think we should continue in the original thread: http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=988&p=10307 - so that everybody can find the information in one p...
by pav
01 Aug 2011, 17:45
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: A couple of quests IYDM
Replies: 7
Views: 4302

Re: A couple of quests IYDM

Hi, I wonder if anybody else could share their experience re: the number of pictures cameras can take before dying. (The question has been asked before but not answered comprehensively ;-) ) [Spamsickle] [...]I don't know. I've worn out two shutters on my cameras; they cost $130 each to replace. [.....
by pav
01 Aug 2011, 16:59
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Use webcam as a camera
Replies: 8
Views: 9671

Re: Use webcam as a camera

Erfahrungen to you too. Check: http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=988&p=10307&hilit=c910#p10307 and everything else in this thread. (Pantagruel is my hero). You may want to use: http://translate.google.co.uk/#en|de| yours mit hoher Auflösung, pav Hallo, betrachten [url] http://...
by pav
19 Jun 2011, 06:09
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Mass Production DIY Book Scanner.
Replies: 24
Views: 25581

Re: Mass Production DIY Book Scanner.

I wonder if, for the benefit of those living in the higher-UPS-charges areas, you could consider, in addition, another mode of propagating the design. Would it be possible to create a pdf of parts outlines in 1:1 scale? An Alaskan, or a foreigner, could glue them on top of a panel that (s)he can get...
by pav
19 Jun 2011, 05:41
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Mass Production DIY Book Scanner.
Replies: 24
Views: 25581

Re: Mass Production DIY Book Scanner.

Searching wikipedia for OSB gives a short list of options, my guess is:
Oriented strand board
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriented_strand_board
by pav
10 Jun 2011, 14:52
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: 16 MP?
Replies: 28
Views: 19261

Re: 16 MP?

Another desirable feature of the perfect camera (I think Daniel sort of mentioned it in another thread) is its ability to shoot in a quick sequence over fairly long period of time. I mean to take pictures as fast - or faster - than the pages are flipped. Unfortunately many specifications ommit to sa...
by pav
01 Jun 2011, 18:10
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Digitize a Book Using a Circular Saw
Replies: 4
Views: 12546

Re: Digitize a Book Using a Circular Saw

If you 'skin' the covers and the edge (i.e. carefully cut them off with a scalpel or sth) chances are the same people who do the cutting will bind it back for you (or you can buy a thermal binder when you shop for a circular). Just don't give my name if it turns out that the librarian noticed the di...