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
16 May 2011, 10:48
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 33234

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

You put an HD camera above the book and start recording a video. When you turn the page you press a button. That button isn't connected to the camera, it's just a beeper/zoomer what ever ringing device. The sound is recorded and then you post process the video and extract the frames where the sound...
by dpc
14 May 2011, 15:21
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 33234

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

I've often wondered about the feasibility of using a video camera., which could be set up overhead to film both open pages. This would allow hands free turning of pages. One could pause at each page. Of course this would involve more post-processing to capture the stills from each page, so, not sur...
by dpc
10 May 2011, 18:10
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Fix Keystoning via hardware adjustments
Replies: 37
Views: 20107

Re: Fix Keystoning via hardware adjustments

Does this mean that the camera position should be adjusted over the course of a scanning a thick book?
by dpc
07 Apr 2011, 18:21
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Where to buy parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 3439

Where to buy parts?

I wanted to start a thread for folks to list their favorite online websites to order parts for building scanners. While most of the parts you'll need for a simple scanner can be found at your local big box hardware store, more advanced designs that begin to automate the scanning process may need thi...