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 dpc
07 Jun 2020, 17:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: glass platen construction
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: glass platen construction

These will need holes in the glass to attach the hinge making it more expensive because of the holes. The glass door pivot hinge that I linked to in my previous reply doesn't require you to drill holes in the glass to attach the hinge. The metal set screws bear down on a plastic plate that is place...
by dpc
29 May 2020, 23:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New project inspired from Hiroshi Yanagisawa's project
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: New project inspired from Hiroshi Yanagisawa's project

Have you seen images produced by Hiroshi's scanner? From the location of the light source in his design it will be visible as a reflection off of the platen glass. Also with the shallow angle between the platen and the light source, the light intensity on the outside edge of the page will be roughly...
by dpc
07 Apr 2020, 14:04
Forum: HELP
Topic: Homer Download?
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: Homer Download?

The files appear to be on GitHub here.
by dpc
06 Jan 2020, 12:46
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanner in a Briefcase
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Scanner in a Briefcase

Can go at 900-1500 pages per min (see video) which is almost as fast as many 2 camera scanners and faster than some. Speed depends on skill, type of trigger and size of book.
LOL. You're off by a factor of 60.
by dpc
24 Dec 2019, 15:23
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Would it be possible a video scanner?
Replies: 1
Views: 784

Re: Would it be possible a video scanner?

This idea has been discussed here over the years. You can search through the forums for 'video' and probably find a half-dozen posts about it. The important point is to ask yourself how much time are you going to save by developing and using this method over the typical dual-camera V-cradle DIY scan...
by dpc
17 Dec 2019, 18:44
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: glass platen construction
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: glass platen construction

Thanks.

More info here, in case anyone is curious: Kaiser Book Copy Easel
by dpc
16 Dec 2019, 21:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: glass platen construction
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: glass platen construction

Get a glass door pivot hinge and mount it on the side edge (rather than the back edge like in the photo). Glass Door Pivot Hinge Those brackets look similar to a shelf bracket, but most shelf brackets don't have a long slot for the screws into the wooden shelf. They are probably custom made for this...
by dpc
07 Nov 2019, 23:16
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: bitmaps into vector graphics: cr2v.exe - anyone have it?
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: bitmaps into vector graphics: cr2v.exe - anyone have it?

CR2V seems to have been replaced by a Windows application called "VectorEye" in 2003.
by dpc
12 Oct 2019, 11:03
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Removing chromatic aberration
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Re: Removing chromatic aberration

Is your post spam?

The link you posted has nothing to do with chromatic aberration, Photoshop, or Lightroom. Did you make a mistake?
by dpc
03 Oct 2019, 14:51
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Clean your camera lens
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

Re: Clean your camera lens

If your lens supports threaded filters, adding a UV filter is an inexpensive way (<$10) to protect your camera lens.