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 dtic
29 Jan 2020, 09:21
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Nice Archivist build post at the r/datahoarder subreddit
Replies: 1
Views: 1983

Nice Archivist build post at the r/datahoarder subreddit

I stumbled on a post on r/datahoarder documenting an Archivist scanner build and a subsequent scan project. Make sure to click through to the Imgur gallery for lots of photos and text. Not sure what that person's username here is, but nice work! https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/euyvnj/i...
by dtic
23 Sep 2019, 16:51
Forum: Software
Topic: Edge cleaning?
Replies: 2
Views: 3373

Re: Edge cleaning?

I have been seeking something (Linux command line batch style) that cleans the edges of .jpg scans. Something that just replaces a few millimeters on the left and right with white. Not a Linux utility but BookCrop https://github.com/nod5/BookCrop has a scrub mode where you draw a rectangle over the...
by dtic
18 Aug 2019, 13:20
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 103
Views: 68002

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

xerum wrote:
18 Aug 2019, 08:25
It appears that 4lex4 has made update to STA but not sure what new features or functions have been added.
Might be possible to find out more by comparing changes between develop/master versions:
https://github.com/4lex4/scantailor-adv ... re/develop
by dtic
08 Jun 2019, 06:42
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: An improved DIY book scanner
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Re: An improved DIY book scanner

Nice build! In addition, for protecting my intellectual property, I’ve filed a patent application in China (201910185742.9, filed on March 12, 2019). What exactly do you claim a patent for here? IANAL but it seems to me that every feature shown in the video, except perhaps the details of your moving...
by dtic
01 Feb 2019, 06:12
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)
Replies: 100
Views: 127578

Re: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)

Konos93a wrote:
30 Jan 2019, 15:50
is it possible to use this app for smartphones?
No, unfortunately not. The app only works in Windows and only in combination with certain Canon cameras.
by dtic
06 Jan 2019, 18:11
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)
Replies: 100
Views: 127578

Re: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)

Yes like bartek158 suggested install the driver on the cameras separately. - Plug in only the first camera via USB to the Windows PC, power on the camera and then install LibUSB driver using these instructions http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/PTP_Extension#LibUSB_Driver_for_Windows . That page also has st...
by dtic
03 Dec 2018, 18:42
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)
Replies: 100
Views: 127578

Re: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)

Am I suppoed to download all 3 links? mainly I'm asking about "souce code (zip)" and "source code (tar.gz)" Do I need both? You only need TwoCamControl.exe from that page. And also in the Help section of TCC under DEPENDENCIES step 5 reads; "5. Only if you want to run/build TwoCamControl from sourc...
by dtic
08 Nov 2018, 13:32
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 24
Views: 112687

Re: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software

zbgns wrote:
31 Oct 2018, 17:49
Is this what you described part of your workflow?
Yes, but a (very slow) work in progress.

Thanks also for the link to https://github.com/SiddharthPant/booky , useful tool. When I have time I'll try to make a version that uses tab indentation to set levels instead of using brackets.
by dtic
08 Nov 2018, 11:24
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)
Replies: 100
Views: 127578

Re: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)

I do think that error is because the SX130IS lack filewrite support. See the "No" in 4th column for the line SX130IS here http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CameraFeatureTable . You can try using TwoCamControl without direct download of images to the PC. Instead you'd then save them to the SD cards and late...