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
11 Sep 2013, 20:57
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Debian Post-Install Script Work Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 3748

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.
by scann
10 Sep 2013, 17:08
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Spreads on Linux Mint: First Impressions
Replies: 34
Views: 14510

Re: Spreads on Linux Mint: First Impressions

Ok, now on my Linux Mint I can't install PySide, seems that there's a problem when compilling, says: "Error compiling shiboken". Apparently I have to do the following: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/pyside/2012-June/000542.html I'll try again tommorrow. Just doing a quick follow-up in case an...
by scann
09 Sep 2013, 21:38
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Spreads on Linux Mint: First Impressions
Replies: 34
Views: 14510

Re: Spreads on Linux Mint: First Impressions

Yay! I was finally able to do it on Ubuntu:
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Tomorrow I'll try on my Linux Mint, and see what I get from there.
by scann
09 Sep 2013, 15:42
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Spreads on Linux Mint: First Impressions
Replies: 34
Views: 14510

Re: Spreads on Linux Mint: First Impressions

Ok, I don't have the same problems that Daniel is having; instead, when I try to install the GUI it tells me: ln -s /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/PySide ~/.spreads/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Pyside ln: failed to create symbolic link `/root/.spreads/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Pyside'...
by scann
18 Jan 2013, 12:47
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: new standard build
Replies: 3
Views: 3715

Re: new standard build

hey, i wanted to left some design files for this model, although i think daniel's solution is probably the best way to go. I haven't tried yet but today I sent daniel's model to the CNC router. I hope I'll get some results on the next two weeks or so.
by scann
29 Aug 2012, 01:54
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: new standard build
Replies: 3
Views: 3715

new standard build

hey everyone! i've been missing for a while :D but we were just building a new standard build... hope you like it! black and white: http://derechoaleer.org/images/2012/filo-agosto.jpg IMG_5768.JPG IMG_5776.JPG IMG_0413.jpg IMG_0395.jpg IMG_0060.JPG IMG_0063.JPG IMG_0068.JPG IMG_0081.JPG IMG_0096.JPG...
by scann
18 May 2012, 16:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Large format build of the New Standard
Replies: 8
Views: 5795

Re: Large format build of the New Standard

Maybe I was doing something wrong, because now it seems to be solved! well, here are the photos. this is our scanner: http://derechoaleer.org/images/2011/diy_scanner/diy-1-baja.jpg and then the attached photos, one is from the back of the scanner, and the other ones are from the bottom of it. The wh...
by scann
16 May 2012, 11:36
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Large format build of the New Standard
Replies: 8
Views: 5795

Re: Large format build of the New Standard

Hey Amijar,

We had the same problem as you did, so we put a thicker MDF and then we also put a counterbalance. I have photos of it, but I can't upload them to the forum, it says that the quota has been reached!