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 rob
30 Aug 2012, 13:25
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Another android camera may be coming
Replies: 14
Views: 9428

Re: Another android camera may be coming

An Android camera could make things easier for the end-user, provided it's a real Android camera and not a locked-down camera with just camera functionality . As said above, some of the book scanning software could be loaded onto the camera so that some stages such as adjustment of aperture for brig...
by rob
30 Aug 2012, 13:13
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: New Seller Here
Replies: 5
Views: 4175

Re: New Seller Here

That is a good catch. I had originally meant that support after the thing was built would not be given by the maker, and I see now that I certainly wasn't clear about that! But Dan's change is just as good.
by rob
05 Aug 2012, 20:40
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Revised concept logo diybookscanner.org
Replies: 15
Views: 8844

Re: Revised concept logo diybookscanner.org

I like the book ones -- either #2 or #4.
by rob
31 Jul 2012, 15:17
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Concept logo diybookscanner.org
Replies: 2
Views: 2417

Re: Concept logo diybookscanner.org

Topic locked at request of M@rtijn. He'll create another post with corrections.
by rob
23 Jul 2012, 09:09
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits
Replies: 78
Views: 81678

Re: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits

I said book scanner, not cat scanner!
by rob
02 Jul 2012, 10:01
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: why L brackets (and not full alu profiles)?
Replies: 5
Views: 4544

Re: why L brackets (and not full alu profiles)?

I think that would work. I'm pretty sure it would work. In fact, I'm also pretty sure that if it does work, I'll feel like an idiot for using L-brackets :) Can anyone else think of a reason why this wouldn't work?
by rob
29 Jun 2012, 09:42
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 379746

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

No, the new design is here: http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/vie ... =28&t=2593

I've updated the top of this post to reflect that.
by rob
21 Jun 2012, 21:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Oxford eBooks scanner
Replies: 27
Views: 17134

Re: Oxford eBooks scanner

Nice! Lathes are awesome tools. I've been buzzing with impatience since the lathe at my makerspace got totalled by someone driving their car through the wall.
by rob
20 Jun 2012, 19:16
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY Book Scanner mechanical trigger instructions
Replies: 15
Views: 14557

Re: DIY Book Scanner mechanical trigger instructions

Yes -- that's one thing I should have mentioned, that you need to slide the cable housing all the way towards the brake lever, and then you can adjust the finger end of the wire. However, even when I did that, it wouldn't work without a clamp. I showed the brake lever and brake cable with the finger...
by rob
18 Jun 2012, 15:31
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY Book Scanner mechanical trigger instructions
Replies: 15
Views: 14557

Re: DIY Book Scanner mechanical trigger instructions

The cable shown in the post you referenced is not the same as the cables we used or the ones you have! First, reverse your ends so that they look like my pix above. Next, take the other end and hook it into the bicycle brake. The large funny-shaped metal thing which is loose on that end goes outside...