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 Nov 2011, 20:23
Forum: Chat
Topic: Book Scanning - What You Can and Cannot Do
Replies: 8
Views: 161303

Re: Book Scanning - What You Can and Cannot Do

The United States probably has the strictest copyright laws in place Nop, that's not true. If you check here , it's a global report made by Consumers International where they list a number of questions to determine how good is the law from the point of view of consumers. EE.UU. is in the first plac...
by scann
19 Oct 2011, 21:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: "Rahle"
Replies: 2
Views: 2640

Re: "Rahle"

Did you check nalfonso's portable scanner?

http://www.diybookscanner.org/wiki/inde ... le_scanner

maybe is helpful for you, and also is well documented.
by scann
14 Oct 2011, 20:19
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: What is going on in Brazil?
Replies: 2
Views: 8163

Re: What is going on in Brazil?

I also forgot to mention that, for example, they have FLOSS installed in all state's dependencies and they have an open access policy for publicly founded research (OER).
by scann
14 Oct 2011, 20:10
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: What is going on in Brazil?
Replies: 2
Views: 8163

Re: What is going on in Brazil?

Dan, I'm not from Brasil but I can tell you something about there, since I have travelled there two or three times because of issues involving copyright and stuff. Brazil has the most important free software festival (FISL, which stands for International Festival of Free Software), and also they hav...
by scann
03 Oct 2011, 21:52
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch live.
Replies: 47
Views: 35808

Re: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch liv

Dan, I have heard your talk and I was expecting you'll show there how the new standard book scanner works... but it didn't happen!

Could you make as a short demo video of how it works? I wasn't able to figure it out.

Regards!
scann
by scann
02 Sep 2011, 02:11
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: scann's and bond's book scanner
Replies: 3
Views: 5279

Re: scann's and bond's book scanner

Fantastic work, and possibly our first Argentinian scanner! I appreciate the very clean, very straightforward build and the effort you've put into photographing and videotaping it. Thanks for joining up! Thank you Daniel! I was wondering if you could give me a user in the wiki, to help organizing a...
by scann
30 Aug 2011, 13:02
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: scann's and bond's book scanner
Replies: 3
Views: 5279

scann's and bond's book scanner

Hi all, We are from Capital Federal, Argentina, and we have finished our book scanner! http://derechoaleer.org/2011/08/nuestro-do-it-yourself-book-scanner.html Here are some photos: http://derechoaleer.org/images/2011/diy_scanner/diy-1.jpg http://derechoaleer.org/images/2011/diy_scanner/diy-make-5.j...
by scann
07 Aug 2011, 22:33
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Master Index of All Scanner Builds.
Replies: 18
Views: 108682

Re: Master Index of All Scanner Builds.

Hi all, I have been searching for models so I made a little list of scanners that I think aren't here. I wanted to make me a user in the wiki but the option "create account" is disabled. So, here's my list: Scanner build - inspired by luxor: http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=93...
by scann
31 Jul 2011, 13:56
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development
Replies: 29
Views: 158130

Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Hi! I don't use Ubuntu, I use debian/squeeze, but maybe I can help with your to-do list. I've been using the following software: gscan2pdf - it helps you with the 'text under image' or to make your PDF searcheable. ocropus, tesseract and gocr for OCR OCRFeeder is also an option, it gives you back OC...