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 jck57
03 Jun 2010, 20:21
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote
Replies: 26
Views: 25455

Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote

100_1881bulb.jpg Version 1.1 demo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtPpR8amlfA The goal of this design is ease of construction, high availablity and low cost of materials, low weight, small portable package size, fast set up and operation utilizing an inexpensive point and shoot digital camera...
by jck57
24 Nov 2009, 23:42
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 222896

Re: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

Hello Glad to have found this group. Exciting ideas and machines here. I am an inventor with one of my inventions being presently made and sold by several companies. The idea is in the public domain and that's ok with me. Cheaper for the consumer and it's a good product that recycles stuff that may ...
by jck57
24 Nov 2009, 18:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Daniel's V3 Design and Open Licences, &c.
Replies: 13
Views: 4935

Re: Daniel's V3 Design and Open Licences, &c.

I have applied twice for patents (for inventions unrelated to this site's purpose). After giving many thousands of bucks to a patent attorney, I decided in both cases to pull the plug and abandon the applications. I'll never chase a patent again. I don't believe the patent process is morally defensi...
by jck57
24 Nov 2009, 17:43
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Automatic Book Scanner brainstorm
Replies: 19
Views: 11530

Re: Automatic Book Scanner brainstorm

The v-type glass platen arrangement could be adapted to lifting pages by vacuum adding a narrow passage where the two angles of the platten come together. A series of small holes or a slot on the right hand side of the apex of the vee is where the vacuum is applied to the right hand page as the plat...
by jck57
23 Nov 2009, 17:43
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Alternative ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 3954

Re: Alternative ideas

New member here. Happy to see work in this area. I've been brainstorming the book scanner idea for a couple of years. Great ideas and machines posted. A few of my ideas that may work with what others are building: I think moving the book is better than moving the clear platten for a few reasons. On ...