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 scann
25 Oct 2014, 20:20
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!
Replies: 53
Views: 62887

Re: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!

daniel_reetz wrote:How odd, this topic was just locked for me. I unlocked it.
but now it's not a global topic, do you want to leave it this way?
by scann
05 Oct 2014, 17:27
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 385457

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

Hello Randy, welcome to the forum! I think that you might find a lot of useful information here about converting books into bytes.
by scann
18 Sep 2014, 13:32
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!
Replies: 53
Views: 62887

Re: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!

And, of course, check The Archivist project at Make magazine!
by scann
18 Sep 2014, 11:06
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!
Replies: 53
Views: 62887

Re: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!

UPDATE - 18-09-2014 The Beta Program is still ongoing, and for the most part, we've worked out the hardware bugs and made SpreadPi stable. But we need another round of input and feedback, so we've made a small batch of twenty kits available: ten professional kits and ten DIY kits. The professional ...
by scann
15 Sep 2014, 09:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!
Replies: 53
Views: 62887

Re: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!

Oh boy, I'll be saving up for a year then, lol. Good to know, thanks. You shouldn't worry that much. Daniel is planning to do an explanation of how to put together this model if you have lots of time and don't have lots of money. However, how many books were you planning to scan? I read in the Hell...
by scann
14 Sep 2014, 16:36
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 385457

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

Hi Chris, Yes, the project is active and running -we only have some issues with keeping all the information updated, and we're working on that. If you go to the Scanner & Builds threads you'll notice that there are some active topics over there. Also happens that people doesn't decide to build a sca...
by scann
14 Sep 2014, 16:17
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Platen - how to build/best materials
Replies: 2
Views: 4078

Re: Platen - how to build/best materials

Hello alyh, and welcome! I think you should start by reading this thread: http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1149 I believe there was also a thread where all this stuff was explained a little bit different, but I can't seem to find it. It had some drawings. BTW, how big is the ...