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 Antoha-spb
09 Aug 2010, 06:34
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Single-camera scanner design with pix
Replies: 25
Views: 36754

Re: Single-camera scanner design with pix

Hi! Page rate is good when the book binding is reliable. Making scans of a weak-binding-book is much slower as I need to carefully hold the hanging part of the book from falling down breaking the weak binding. Yes I upgrade it bit by bit, now installing new lighting with fluoriscent tubes. Plexiglas...
by Antoha-spb
15 Jul 2010, 01:52
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Light mount height?
Replies: 6
Views: 7087

Re: Light mount height?

Hi Tim, You'd better try different positions and distances and pass all the results through scan tailor or similar software to know what results are satisfactory and what are not. I got one diy scanner where four 12V halogen lights are used to lit a platen. The distance is very small - about 10 cent...
by Antoha-spb
08 Jul 2010, 15:26
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: CCD sensors for a "Book-Sucker"
Replies: 13
Views: 9151

Re: CCD sensors for a "Book-Sucker"

Looking for the wide format scanning i considered building a dual-sensor scanner from scratch using scanner-on-a-chip from National Semicondictor plus two line sensors, memory etc. And it all looked like nonsense against buying a noname chinese double sided USB scanner at a reasonable price and usin...
by Antoha-spb
07 Jul 2010, 04:34
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: CCD sensors for a "Book-Sucker"
Replies: 13
Views: 9151

Re: CCD sensors for a "Book-Sucker"

Treventus machine is cool out-of-the-box commercial solution with an unique scanning technology. When it comes to a DIY device that is being developed for a specific needs, the costs and required engineering skills do matter much (I see not everyone here are professional engineers and programmists.....
by Antoha-spb
21 Jun 2010, 08:23
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Built a "new standard"
Replies: 14
Views: 8080

Re: Built a "new standard"

Looks great!

How did you made these cams to focus manually?
Is the ambient light enough for your room - don't you need some dedicated light?
Do you plan to install a monitor for online control of output images?
by Antoha-spb
18 Jun 2010, 17:30
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Vue Point handheld scanner test
Replies: 5
Views: 11898

Re: Vue Point handheld scanner test

Absolutely phenomenal review, AntohaSPB! Thank you! I might buy one of these, with the intention of ripping it apart and making a battery-powered scanner camera from it. ;) Thanks Dan. Indeed i bought the gadget also for using it in one of the crazy projects of diy-map-scanning that implied some me...
by Antoha-spb
18 Jun 2010, 03:01
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Vue Point handheld scanner test
Replies: 5
Views: 11898

Vue Point handheld scanner test

Hi everyone! This post is about VuPoint Magic Wand handheld scanner that i bought on ebay and have tested lately. http://vp.plavmayak.spb.ru/VIEW1.JPG Official homepage of the product is here http://www.vupointsolutions.com/PDS-ST410-VP.asp . All specs and features are mentioned there. In brief: 1. ...
by Antoha-spb
15 Jun 2010, 04:07
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: slim scanner
Replies: 5
Views: 3237

Re: slim scanner

unfortunately camera scanning, while it seemed good idea, because it is fast and it promised images without distortion, it has poor results, because there are too many factors to consider (proper light, skew distortion, angles, etc) you can beat everything of that choosing proper light, lens, angle...
by Antoha-spb
04 Jun 2010, 03:55
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote
Replies: 26
Views: 34339

Re: Monson's Sticks

Pneumatic remote trigger is really cool!
by Antoha-spb
31 May 2010, 15:49
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Screencast on basic Scan Tailor usage - help wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 10133

Re: Screencast on basic Scan Tailor usage - help wanted

Hi Tulon

Try this link http://scanpix.plavmayak.spb.ru/diy.zip

If this is what you look for and need more such pages - let me know. Most of them contain tables and some tiny graphics.

BR
Anton