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
13 May 2012, 22:00
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Differnt text area size in odd and even pages
Replies: 4
Views: 3047

Re: Differnt text area size in odd and even pages

The problem is with the workflow. What you should do is the following: 1. rotate odd and even pages with something like Phatch: http://photobatch.stani.be/, which allows you to process a lot of photos in one step. 2. rename them and put them in a single directory 3. process them with scantailor. The...
by scann
12 May 2012, 15:43
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Decapod
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

Decapod

Has anyone seen this project?

http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Decapod

It seems that it is not working for most of the cameras (they have only tried with two Nikons and one Canon, Powershot G10).
by scann
12 May 2012, 15:37
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 63132

Re: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner

I have bought now canon SX130 IS, we have installed CHDK and it seems to be working, but we are going to make further tests when we finish the part of building the scanners.
by scann
11 Feb 2012, 23:10
Forum: Chat
Topic: Awesome blog of Google Books errors/problems
Replies: 1
Views: 2791

Re: Awesome blog of Google Books errors/problems

suddenly I feel really satisfied with my work :P
by scann
21 Jan 2012, 18:59
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Dewarping Kickstarter?
Replies: 13
Views: 7564

Re: Dewarping Kickstarter?

Gerard, I'm having trouble with this two: scantailor file with ony this file with broken grid scantailor file withn manuel setteed grid of the When I save the scantailor project it saves all the images I'm processing, and I can't separate them because then I can't find them in the file. Any suggesti...
by scann
18 Jan 2012, 20:12
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Dewarping Kickstarter?
Replies: 13
Views: 7564

Re: Dewarping Kickstarter?

Gerard wrote:the developer needs examples with test cases to work on, you could collect it and start a wiki page.
What kind of examples? Like dewarped images?

I do like five or seven books a day, I guess I can take out some of the images I get with ST and put them over here.
by scann
18 Jan 2012, 20:07
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)
Replies: 60
Views: 179116

Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

well, so what should we do now?
by scann
14 Jan 2012, 22:45
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)
Replies: 60
Views: 179116

Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

I wouldn't put the LiveCD project in "application specific", BSW and ST are programs and the LiveCD project is an operating system.
but I agree with everything else.
by scann
14 Jan 2012, 21:57
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)
Replies: 60
Views: 179116

Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

we don't like the way it's organised. any suggestions? there are a lot of threads about deskew/dewarping/margins/output formats, but none of this is enough to make a subforum for each of them. Daniel has posted a list of steps of book scanning, maybe it can help you thinking!
by scann
14 Jan 2012, 21:44
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)
Replies: 60
Views: 179116

Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

daniel_reetz wrote:If anyone can tell me how to hide the "old forum" without ruining all the shadow links, that would be great.
You can make it a private section.

Thanks to you Dan, for all the work you put to this and the diy book scanning project.