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
14 Dec 2009, 03:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: ^ or V platen?
Replies: 15
Views: 8057

Re: ^ or V platen?

Hi

it's one of myself. The design description and some pix are here - http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/vie ... ?f=1&t=175. There is also some pro&contra talk on this kind of design.

BR,
Anton
by Antoha-spb
14 Dec 2009, 03:17
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: New Front Page for DIYbookscanner.org, featuring YOU.
Replies: 2
Views: 2369

Re: New Front Page for DIYbookscanner.org, featuring YOU.

A good idea! Very useful to newcomers - no need to look though all the forum topics to collect best ideas for constructing one's own first book scanner.

A.
by Antoha-spb
02 Dec 2009, 18:02
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Hackable camera other than Canon - or at least with remote
Replies: 8
Views: 4638

Re: Hackable camera other than Canon - or at least with remote

Before to set my DSLR to make scans I was thinking about using old Olympus Mju-300 for this very purpose. Having disassembed the camera i decided not to risk demolishing the camera's tiny button without proper tools but to try an electric actuator that would press the button on the camera with enoug...
by Antoha-spb
28 Nov 2009, 17:02
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Single-camera scanner design with pix
Replies: 25
Views: 36754

Re: Single-camera scanner design with pix

Wouldn't it be easyer just to move the book instead of the whole frame ? Turning the frame cuts the number of book lifts by two. Besides, the L-type frame keeps the pages at 90 degrees angle. As to the paper - I am mostly scanning books from 1840-ties up to 1930-ties. The older the books are, the m...
by Antoha-spb
28 Nov 2009, 07:19
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Single-camera scanner design with pix
Replies: 25
Views: 36754

Re: Single-camera scanner design with pix

for older books or books with a loose spine or loose pages, this set-up might damage them or make them fall apart, since there is no support for the spine. There will be some kind of rests, or pads for the sides of the books to keep them from falling down when they are held vertically. So far I am ...
by Antoha-spb
27 Nov 2009, 16:55
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Book covers: camera or flatbed scanning ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2738

Re: Book covers: camera or flatbed scanning ?

I don't digitize covers but digitize (with my DIY photo-scanner) the title pages with the books and authors names, release year and all such stuff.
I use the flatbed scanner as well to scan important illustrations, chats, drawings and so on, where distortions are to be eliminated.

BR,
A.
by Antoha-spb
27 Nov 2009, 16:23
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Single-camera scanner design with pix
Replies: 25
Views: 36754

Re: Single-camera scanner design with pix

Bonjour! Yes you're right about halogen light. When scanning dox for hours it tires the eyes and even provoke headache. So when I do scans I take the eyes away first, then turn the light on with the foot button and then press shutter release. Taking the UV-proof sunglasses on may be a good idea! BR,...
by Antoha-spb
27 Nov 2009, 15:29
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Single-camera scanner design with pix
Replies: 25
Views: 36754

Single-camera scanner design with pix

My portable book scanning concept v.2 Intro Doing some historic research I faced a problem with copying of the archive material. All these books and documents that I needed to read are not easiy accessible, so every opportunity to hold them in hands must have been used in full. Taking pictures with...
by Antoha-spb
22 Nov 2009, 19:15
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 420855

Hi there

Saying my 'hello' to everyone from rainy Saint Petersburg (Russia). I came to your site from Google during constructing my own book scanner. After got annyed of flatbed-scanning, taking photos and paying for xeroxing I badly needed a productive solution to copy thousands pages of archive materials (...