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 Anonymous2
15 Apr 2012, 15:00
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Automatic camera and DPI calibration
Replies: 12
Views: 8976

Re: Automatic camera and DPI calibration

SimpleCV is definitely the way to go. It's much easier to work with than OpenCV (no type conversions) and the unified installer works very well.
by Anonymous2
15 Apr 2012, 03:14
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Bindery
Replies: 72
Views: 52504

Re: Bindery

I noticed that the SVG icons weren't showing up in the binary at all, so I've converted them to PNG and they seem to work now. I've also fixed the buttons and menu entries.

Can you test this one for the same problems?

Download Bindery 2.7.3 here
by Anonymous2
13 Apr 2012, 18:17
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Bindery
Replies: 72
Views: 52504

Re: Bindery

After a ton of testing, I think I've fixed Bindery for Windows. I'm not sure what the problem really was but switching back to Python2 and using PyInstaller instead of cx_freeze solved the problems for me. The executable works for me under Windows XP 32-bit SP3. If anyone else could test it, that wo...
by Anonymous2
13 Apr 2012, 12:23
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File
Replies: 46
Views: 41109

Re: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File

Misty, I know this is quite an old post, but could you outline how you made this portable executable?
by Anonymous2
13 Apr 2012, 12:22
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Bindery
Replies: 72
Views: 52504

Re: Bindery

I should ask Misty about her build procedure, as my pdfbeads EXE fails if ImageMagick isn't installed because RMagick doesn't load. As for my installer for pdfbeads, it's more or less portable. It installs Ruby 1.87, DevKit, ImageMagick, hpricot, compiles rmagick, and finally installs pdfbeads all i...
by Anonymous2
12 Apr 2012, 04:18
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Bindery
Replies: 72
Views: 52504

Re: Bindery

I've reverted Bindery back to Python2 code and it builds back into a 10mb executable that runs on a clean install of Windows XP SP3. Since Bindery is modular, it will recognize the pdfbeads executable once it is present and will allow you to bind PDF files (by default it's only DjVu). I'll try to ge...
by Anonymous2
10 Apr 2012, 22:24
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Bindery
Replies: 72
Views: 52504

Re: Bindery

It's a combination of a few strange errors that I can't understand, but that was one of them. The other problem was that I was building on 64-bit Windows 7, which rarely makes executables that work for 32-bit XP. I thoroughly tested my executables on a completely clean Windows XP virtual machine and...
by Anonymous2
08 Apr 2012, 04:09
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Bindery
Replies: 72
Views: 52504

Re: Bindery

I finally fixed the issue. Apparently those error messages are saying that you need the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable installed. Thank Microsoft for their verbose error messages :x I'm still wrestling pdfbeads. If I can't get it to compile into an EXE properly, I might have to create an ...
by Anonymous2
05 Apr 2012, 19:20
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Bindery
Replies: 72
Views: 52504

Re: Bindery

I build the executables on Windows 7 64-bit with 32-bit software packages, so it's somewhat hard for me to test things on Windows XP. I'll try installing XP and build things on XP 32-bit, just to see if the compiled packages will work on 7 as well. If they do, I'll switch to XP for development. As f...
by Anonymous2
03 Apr 2012, 04:32
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Bindery
Replies: 72
Views: 52504

Re: Bindery

For anyone that just downloaded the zipfile, I uninstalled every development library I had to test out how things worked and the only thing that broke was pdfbeads. I'm still diagnosing the problem. A perfect time to find out things are breaking, huh?