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 Heelgrasper
16 Apr 2012, 20:32
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: best software to use for my setup
Replies: 4
Views: 5430

Re: best software to use for my setup

I'm pretty sure people who know more about the software options than I do want to know what operating system you're running before saying anything about software: Windows XP/Vista/7, Linux or something else? A very common way of going around would seem to be to batch process the images (IfranView an...
by Heelgrasper
16 Apr 2012, 19:27
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Alternative to the Canon DR-DC10 DC Coupler?
Replies: 4
Views: 4570

Re: Alternative to the Canon DR-DC10 DC Coupler?

Thank you all for your help. It will really help me make a cheap solution to the problem.
by Heelgrasper
16 Apr 2012, 08:21
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Alternative to the Canon DR-DC10 DC Coupler?
Replies: 4
Views: 4570

Alternative to the Canon DR-DC10 DC Coupler?

Since at least some of the newer Canon PowerShot models has no power input I will at some point need a Canon DR-DC10 DC Coupler like this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/762550-REG/Canon_5190B001_DR_DC10_DC_Coupler.html . They cost quite a bit here in Denmark (about 25% of the prize of my new...
by Heelgrasper
13 Apr 2012, 22:31
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Upgrade idea for centering the camera on the standard scanne
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Re: Upgrade idea for centering the camera on the standard sc

This is a common misunderstanding. If you frame the shot so that it captures an A5 sheet and get 300 DPI, going to a smaller size page is still going to give you the same 300 DPI. The DPI hasn't changed so the "quality" is the same on both size pages. Yeah, all this DPI and MP seems to cause a bit ...
by Heelgrasper
13 Apr 2012, 19:36
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Things still going?
Replies: 10
Views: 5561

Re: Things still going?

I understand the site got hacked a while back, but 66% of the site is still down, it appears! I have to wonder what you base that number on. My best estimate is that about 10% of the site is still down. And it's the 10% that was rarely being updated. Can't really think of anything that was in the W...
by Heelgrasper
03 Apr 2012, 11:20
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 344656

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

The dual brake cable lever might be a bit hard to find some places around the world. Here in Denmark where bikes are so common that you're a weirdo if you don't have at least one I've only found one place to get them. Even there only eight out of 76 stores have it ready to hand out, the rest you nee...
by Heelgrasper
02 Apr 2012, 18:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Cardboard box training rig - first book done!
Replies: 24
Views: 14039

Re: Cardboard box training rig - first book done!

• I though Scan Tailor was adjusting sizes for A4 pages? or is it just A4 proportions? • Is this a DPI issue or something else? I'd welcome some advice and help on this one.... I'm far from an expert on ScanTailor (I'm sure a true expert will come around at some point) but ScanTailor tries to make ...
by Heelgrasper
02 Apr 2012, 17:48
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Homer software package
Replies: 9
Views: 23933

Re: Homer software package

The problem with the OCR must be in the PDFBeads since the Tesseract produces output like it should as I understand it. I just did a re-run of the material from my trial-run and it worked just as last time with a searchable PDF as the end result so I'm a bit puzzled what is going wrong.
by Heelgrasper
01 Apr 2012, 17:52
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: 16 MP?
Replies: 28
Views: 17998

Re: 16 MP?

When I looked for Canon compacts with CHDK available here in Denmark I was only able to find one (1) model currently for sale. And that was just before the new PowerShots went on sale not long ago. So I've pretty much given up on CHDK since the people working on it don't seem to able to work fast en...
by Heelgrasper
28 Mar 2012, 19:27
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Homer software package
Replies: 9
Views: 23933

Re: Homer software package

The OCR worked as it should in my small test. It was a 25 page article, where the tif-files were about 34 MB (mixed, some color on most pages) and output turned out to be a 1,34 MB searchable pdf in good quality. I haven't experimented more since then since other things have taken priority. As I men...