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 thinkJason
04 Feb 2012, 18:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 21850

Re: DIY kit assembly

Platen test fit, round two! Looks good so far: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27512369/bookscanner/DIYscanner%20011.jpg My cat decided to check it out: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27512369/bookscanner/DIYscanner%20012.jpg There's a good chunk of space to fill in order to keep the glass stable (many suggestions...
by thinkJason
04 Feb 2012, 17:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 21850

Re: DIY kit assembly

So I walked to the local framing shop, the owner charged me $2 to cut the 11x14" glass down to 11x13.75". I also borrowed a power drill from a friend, so I can get to drilling today once the battery charges up. Still have to wait on painting, there's two feet of snow outside. Progress is happening!
by thinkJason
04 Feb 2012, 16:24
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Makers meeting buyers
Replies: 17
Views: 16417

Re: Makers meeting buyers

I ordered a kit through Rob, and you can follow my build progress here. I'm extremely impressed with Rob's CNC work and quick turnaround. Once the parts were cut, Rob shipped them the next day and they arrived four days later. I would work with him in a heartbeat!

Thanks again!
by thinkJason
04 Feb 2012, 16:20
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 21850

Re: DIY kit assembly

goldo wrote:where could i bought this kit ? and how much cost it ?

thank you.
See Rob's Makers meeting Buyers thread in Agora. I highly recommend Rob's work. You can also take the plans to a local CNC shop to have it cut.
by thinkJason
04 Feb 2012, 04:58
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 21850

Re: DIY kit assembly

thinkJason wrote:Rob:
1. Is that a bolt or a screw? Which direction is it pointed?

2. Is this attached at all, or resting atop the frame?
Answered my own question, bolts for both.
by thinkJason
04 Feb 2012, 02:34
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 21850

Re: DIY kit assembly

Rob: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27512369/bookscanner/rob_IMG_0072.JPG 1. Is that a bolt or a screw? Which direction is it pointed? 2. Is this attached at all, or resting atop the frame? 3. Do you have a detailed photo of how the book holder attaches to the lift arm assembly? Dan: Good point. I'll see i...
by thinkJason
03 Feb 2012, 15:58
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 351134

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Based on the work of Daniel I've documented this model in 3D using Sketchup 7. I know the earlier version is 8, but for this work is perfect to work in both versions. I signed the files with the same Creative Commons from the first files of this post and upgraded the version as "DIY Book Scanner 0....
by thinkJason
03 Feb 2012, 14:38
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 21850

Re: DIY kit assembly

This is true -- this could be why the glass is specified in the parts list as 13 3/4"! I'll definitely modify the other face to have a deeper groove, but in the meantime, you can pick up a glass cutting tool from the same place at the Despot that you found the glass. Then use it to both trim off 1/...
by thinkJason
03 Feb 2012, 03:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 21850

Re: DIY kit assembly

So I noticed that there's a few sizes being thrown around for the glass, and I had a feeling I might have to do some cutting. I threw the platen together for a test fit, and found my first issue: The depth of cut for the glass groove on one side of the frame is deeper than the other: http://dl.dropb...