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 LA2
19 Oct 2012, 00:12
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Ionaudio Booksaver?
Replies: 100
Views: 156864

Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

On September 24, 2012, Konrad van den Bosch posted (http://www.iononline.nl/news/?p=98) that there would be a clearance sale of the Book Saver on October 6 through another website, debijenkorf.nl. I'm afraid that might be the last we hear of this product.
by LA2
27 Aug 2012, 11:13
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Ionaudio Booksaver?
Replies: 100
Views: 156864

Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Book Liberator and the Book Saver. Both put the cameras very close to the platen. Do we have any documentation of what the correct geometry should be? Is there any geometry/CAD software for Linux that easily solves this? The Book Saver uses a 120° book opening, i.e. the wings of the cradle are 30° ...
by LA2
27 Aug 2012, 09:28
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Ionaudio Booksaver?
Replies: 100
Views: 156864

Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

I think we have three paths from here: 1) Are there any books or other artifacts that the current, unmodified Book Saver will capture with acceptable results? Perhaps it can be used as a light tent (a mini photo studio) for shooting stereo pictures of toys? Can we find any successful examples? 2) Ar...
by LA2
26 Aug 2012, 21:57
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Ionaudio Booksaver?
Replies: 100
Views: 156864

Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

My initial experience is similar to what deklerkt reports, but I haven't spent a lot of time testing yet, so I'm a bit hesitant to make a judgement. Each camera captures 2688×1900 pixels (5.1 million pixels) over the size of an A4 sheet (297×210 mm), or 230 dpi, which is a lower resolution than I wa...
by LA2
24 Aug 2012, 14:10
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Ionaudio Booksaver?
Replies: 100
Views: 156864

Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

I received my Ion Audio Book Saver today, have assembled the parts, and started to use it. You need a standard SD card, which is not included. There is a battery compartment for 4 AAA batteries, but you don't need batteries, since the device uses power from the USB connector. The unit produces JPEG ...
by LA2
28 Jun 2012, 20:36
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Ionaudio Booksaver?
Replies: 100
Views: 156864

Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Indeed, the ION Book Saver is now on sale in Europe for 149 € (roughly $200). Free delivery in Benelux. "Available with short notice" (Beschikbaarheid Snel leverbaar), whatever that means? Has anybody bought one, and can you report your experience? http://www.iononline.nl/products/image-conversion-v...
by LA2
28 Jun 2012, 11:06
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Sheet Fed Scanner for Destructive Scanning
Replies: 17
Views: 37363

Re: Sheet Fed Scanner for Destructive Scanning

To this thread, I can report that the Canon ImageFormula DR-M160 is a good buy. Compared to the Canon DR-2080C and DR-2050C that I have used earlier, this one is about twice as expensive (around $1100), but a lot faster, scanning 60 sheets (120 pages, front and back) per minute. That is a speed rang...
by LA2
02 Feb 2012, 09:17
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Ionaudio Booksaver?
Replies: 100
Views: 156864

Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

In January 2012, ION Audio did present another product, the iPICS 2 GO , a negative/film scanner which seems to be merely a plastic box with LED lights, where you put your iPhone on top, and use its camera and screen for user interface. This made me think: Can we design a booksaver without the camer...
by LA2
01 Feb 2012, 18:50
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Self-Adjusting Spine Support
Replies: 103
Views: 74736

Re: Self-Adjusting Spine Support

ateeq85 wrote:also here is a link of a video to the atiz diy build explaining how their platten and cradle work when a book goes off center
http://vimeo.com/4179744
Here's a glimpse of how the Internet Archive's "Scribe" does the same thing, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUbeWM4Kxmg