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 victoriaaustralia
15 Jul 2013, 17:08
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Notes on KIC BookEye 4 scanner design and use
Replies: 1
Views: 5649

Re: Notes on KIC BookEye 4 scanner design and use

Goodness, I do wish my university had one of these back in the day. I liked to keep my notes electronic and this would have saved a heap of time spent photocopying reserve books only to take the copies home and scan.

Lets see more of these types of scanners.
by victoriaaustralia
04 Jun 2013, 20:14
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Master Index of All Scanner Builds.
Replies: 18
Views: 108402

Re: Master Index of All Scanner Builds.

Here is the final build:

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Off topic I'm afraid but that is the first time I have seen horizontal bricks on a ceiling! Is there a form made that fills the whole cellar and then removed? I've seen vaulted brick ceilings but not flat.
by victoriaaustralia
03 Jun 2013, 03:07
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Here's my one, let me know what you think.
Replies: 3
Views: 3366

Re: Here's my one, let me know what you think.

Looks great, very slick. I would process a few books before modifying the scanner set up - get some images, know what you need and then revisit. There are probably more hours to be saved in fine tuning the processing stages than the image capture stages (provided you are capturing a good clean image...
by victoriaaustralia
22 May 2013, 00:26
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Copyright Infringement
Replies: 3
Views: 5337

Re: Copyright Infringement

Apoogies if posted in wrong topic, I just seen this article about university using legal routes to protect their works from book scanners (article below): I feel you have the wrong end of the stick. This suit was brought by the Author's Guild against universities that were doing the book scanning. ...
by victoriaaustralia
14 May 2013, 22:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Review of sub-$100 Doc Camera for Book Scanning w. video
Replies: 7
Views: 7827

Re: Review of sub-$100 Doc Camera for Book Scanning w. video

Great write up, lovely video which was a great description of the product. The recording of video from another device is an interesting illustration of the analogue hole. Do you have any example pages to upload after scantailor processing? On this thread I mention my post-processing method with free...
by victoriaaustralia
08 May 2013, 02:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanner for CNBA Library
Replies: 2
Views: 5902

Re: Scanner for CNBA Library

Looks fantastic. What image processing approach will you use?

I love the wood-cut!!! Kudos to whomever made that.
by victoriaaustralia
07 May 2013, 19:49
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Post Procesing Help???
Replies: 10
Views: 4989

Re: Post Procesing Help???

Welcome wbest1. I don't have much to add as I do not possess any of those programming skills, I am sure you are well ahead of me there. I think this is just a common part of book scanning. Before you get into it you think the book image capture is the hard bit. Once you have a scanner you realise th...
by victoriaaustralia
25 Apr 2013, 21:21
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Freeware Windows workflow: 40Mb 400pg OCR'd A4 book pdfs
Replies: 13
Views: 17582

Re: Freeware Windows workflow: 40Mb 400pg OCR'd A4 book pdfs

That is correct about Homer and OCR for me. Something I am doing means Homer has not worked to OCR for me (tried on a vista windows machine and Mac OS 10.6). The pdfbeads compression side of the package works beautifully every time but there is no OCR component output with the PDF. However as above ...
by victoriaaustralia
18 Apr 2013, 00:09
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Freeware Windows workflow: 40Mb 400pg OCR'd A4 book pdfs
Replies: 13
Views: 17582

Freeware Windows workflow: 40Mb 400pg OCR'd A4 book pdfs

I am using two canon powershot, 10MP camera, triggered manually with an older Bookrppr/Book Liberator design camera images go into two folders, named left and right. I find it useful to record every page, including blank pages. I stick a post-it note onto the blank page for the camera auto-focus loo...
by victoriaaustralia
29 Jan 2013, 06:52
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: PDFBeads 1.0.9 for Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 6778

Re: PDFBeads 1.0.9 for Windows

But the problem is that the command line does not allow me to type anything. I can bash away on the keyboard for all I am worth but nothing appears on the command line. Then after the twelve seconds delay the command window closes, seemingly no matter what I try and type or press. As compared to you...