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
23 Aug 2017, 16:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: a small story for my scanner
Replies: 59
Views: 32127

Re: a small story for my scanner

i want that when opening(double clicking) picture ‘0201’ in the ‘Shortcutoriginal’ folder, Autohotkey opens the ‘0201’ in the ‘Original’ folder instead Here is one way to do that #IfWinActive, shortcutsoriginal ahk_exe Explorer.exe Lbutton:: if ("Lbutton" == A_PriorHotkey && A_TimeSincePriorHotkey ...
by dtic
27 Jul 2017, 10:36
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Does Canon Digital Ixus 85 IS run CHDK ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4360

Re: Does Canon Digital Ixus 85 IS run CHDK ?

Canon Digital Ixus 85 IS On http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ it says that your camera is supported if it has either of these firmware versions: "IXUS85 (SD770): 100a, 100b" This is the page about your camera (it has different names in different markets) http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/SD770IS To check wha...
by dtic
17 Jun 2017, 09:17
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68672

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

Nice job with this script! I quickly glanced the most recent code. One tip: You can detect most installs of GraphicsMagick with a function like this. get_gm_path() { ;search install folders for gm.exe , since gm updates risk break registry filepath lookup prog := StrReplace(A_ProgramFiles, " (x86)",...
by dtic
08 Apr 2017, 12:05
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68672

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

I also redid the rest of the script to make it more user friendly and idiot proof so it's easier for me to use on a regular basis without having to hack the code each time. The code is below if anyone wants to use it. Nice update. If you begin using this regularly you will probably want to optimize...
by dtic
06 Apr 2017, 15:27
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TCC some mistakue during scanning
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: TCC some mistakue during scanning

It looks like an error that occurs between the camera and chdkptp. I can't think of anything in TwoCamControl that would cause it. You could try and ask on the chdkptp forum about it.
by dtic
30 Mar 2017, 17:00
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68672

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

if there were 100 pages scanned, then pages 1, 3, 5, etc start big and go smaller, while pages 2, 4, 6, etc. start small and go bigger (because even pages are scanned in reverse with the book upside down) Right, but that should be no problem. First shoot the right side pages starting with the first...
by dtic
30 Mar 2017, 07:44
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68672

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

The chance of this niche feature being added to Scan Tailor is very small I think. Your best bet is an external script. To get you started check out this quick proof of concept using Autohotkey and GraphicsMagick. Note: only tested very briefly, but seems to work as expected. I haven't examined how ...
by dtic
29 Mar 2017, 18:46
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68672

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

If I understand the issue correctly a small script could fix that prior to ScanTailor. The script inputs would be the imagefolder path and the image resize percentage X needed to make the text characters on the last page to have the same pixelheight as characters on the first page. The script would ...
by dtic
29 Mar 2017, 17:13
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68672

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

Yeah there are pluses and minuses I suppose. I agree your design is more self-contained and already very compact, so good work. the moment you have to touch the camera to adjust anything the vibration will set in again. Yep a wireless trigger would be a must if a flexible arm is used. that will be m...
by dtic
29 Mar 2017, 03:36
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68672

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

Yes and no. It all depends on what one is willing to compromise and the scanning objectives. Right, and also dependent on what more is at hand at the location. 1) Vibration ... ... 3) Size - Height and reach The flexible arm could grip another table, or a stack of books on another table or somethin...