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
10 Sep 2014, 19:35
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!
Replies: 53
Views: 62819

Re: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!

After the announcement of the beta test program, we received many fantastic applications, and we had to make a difficult call -- we only had few scanners to deliver. The first results are now showing up -- improvements in hardware, software and packaging for the new model are continuously being made...
by scann
04 Sep 2014, 16:03
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: crowdsourced transcription instead of OCR
Replies: 5
Views: 9630

Re: crowdsourced transcription instead of OCR

Here you can find a really comprehensive list of projects that are using crowdsourced transcription: http://melissaterras.blogspot.com.ar/2010/03/crowdsourcing-manuscript-material.html But I think that is not a question of "transcription instead of OCR". Normally all these projects use OCR as the fi...
by scann
12 Aug 2014, 22:05
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Attachment upload issue...
Replies: 3
Views: 7232

Re: Attachment upload issue...

If it's a forum host issue, we'll have to ask Daniel. It seems that this might be a forum host issue, because right now, the size of an attachment is not limited in the ACP, at least from what I was able to see. Not that I know much of forums...
by scann
06 Aug 2014, 20:19
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Attachment upload issue...
Replies: 3
Views: 7232

Re: Attachment upload issue...

As I see it right now in the ACP, it doesn't seem to be a file size limit for attachments:
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how big is your attachment?
by scann
14 Jul 2014, 16:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Hackerspace scanner, the laser cut version
Replies: 11
Views: 11137

Re: Hackerspace scanner, the laser cut version

Why buying bearings to Asia? Bearings are something really easy to find, and normally they are cheap. And you only need 20 bearings for the whole scanner. It's only worthed to order if you are going to use a lot of bearings, which I believe is not the case! Just a suggestion for you. Really nice loo...
by scann
13 Apr 2014, 23:11
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Seth Georgson Seminary Book Scanner
Replies: 5
Views: 4273

Re: Seth Georgson Seminary Book Scanner

whoa. look at the size of that thing!

this is incredible, and it would be really cool to see how it works -do you have a video or something that you can post for us to see it working?
by scann
16 Sep 2013, 15:29
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 39264

Re: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

So, I abandoned the installation of the GUI on Linux Mint for now, but I'm having trouble to shoot the camera (I've bought a A2200 just to try how this works). When I plug the camera to the computer and try tu run Spreads, the camera turns off. Do you know what might be causing the problem? I don't ...
by scann
11 Sep 2013, 20:57
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Debian Post-Install Script Work Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 3626

Re: Debian Post-Install Script Work Thread

Actually, what we really need is a live-cd that you can put on a USB stick or on a CD, without having Linux installed in any machine, just to use it when you want to scan a book.