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

Search found 98 matches

by jbaiter
15 Jul 2013, 03:54
Forum: Lighting
Topic: unwanted reflections from lightsource
Replies: 7
Views: 9045

Re: unwanted reflections from lightsource

I think I'm using the exact same floodlight and I only get a very small reflection on the upper edge of the images that doesn't have any negative impact on the scans per se. Maybe you could try propping up your lighting unit so the distance between the glass and the light increases?
by jbaiter
06 Jul 2013, 14:37
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 39308

Re: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

It's kind of exciting to me to think that we could have, for example, a USB stick with some distro on it that would work on macs+pcs, load up some lightweight Linux and control the cameras all in one go. I'd do pretty much whatever was necessary to make that seamless. Are we at a point (in the very...
by jbaiter
06 Jul 2013, 11:40
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 39308

Re: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

Thank you, Daniel, I quite like it myself :-) It's not by me, though, it's a fairly popular Sphinx theme by Armin Ronacher ( link , of Flask fame). Sphinx is a great tool for documentation, you should definitely check it out. Maybe we could do a "Book Scanning Guide" with it? Coupled with a Git-Repo...
by jbaiter
06 Jul 2013, 06:44
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 39308

Re: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

What is the prejudice that windows users have for command line? Oh, I was talking about my prejudices against Windows users. I've just made the experience that the concept of a Shell is somewhat foreign to most people using Windows as their primary operating system. But that argument against spread...
by jbaiter
01 Jul 2013, 12:06
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 39308

Re: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

Great! Keep me posted, I'd be glad to help :-) Concerning the UI, yes, it shouldn't be too difficult. I'm currently playing around with PySide/PyQt, the plan is to create a very simple wizard that mirrors the CLI 'wizard' mode, i.e. very few settings, very simple to use. With a GUI, spreads could al...
by jbaiter
01 Jul 2013, 04:59
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 39308

Re: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

What prevents this from working in Windows too? Are any of the tools/libraries used Linux only? Or is it something else? At the moment just the lack of time and the prejudice that Windows users have problems with command-line applications :-) On the more technical side, though, I don't have a lot o...
by jbaiter
01 Jul 2013, 04:15
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 39308

Re: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

Since I can't seem to edit the OP, I'll just update this here: I released v0.2 yesterday , these are the highlights : New plugin system based on Doug Hellmann's `stevedore` package, allows packages to extend spreads without being included in the core distribution The driver for CHDK cameras no longe...
by jbaiter
22 Jun 2013, 19:30
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 39308

Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

Every since I finished my build of the Hackerspace Kit (thanks to @markvdb for making them available in Europe!), I've grown more and more frustrated with the lack of an application that ties together the many incredible programs available. So I set out to write my own, titled spreads ( github ) Wha...