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 daniel_reetz
Yesterday, 22:42
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: SOLD: 80/20 Custom Book Scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Re: SOLD: 80/20 Custom Book Scanner

I edited the main post, this scanner has been sold.
by daniel_reetz
07 Jan 2020, 14:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanner in a Briefcase
Replies: 8
Views: 807

Re: Scanner in a Briefcase

The Soviets had an interesting briefcase machine called the Yolka.

https://www.cryptomuseum.com/covert/cam ... /index.htm
by daniel_reetz
31 Dec 2019, 19:02
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: It's completely wild, but I'm proud of myself!
Replies: 1
Views: 2023

Re: It's completely wild, but I'm proud of myself!

Hey Babul, I just wanted to say that this was a really cool post and I'm glad you found value in this community.
by daniel_reetz
31 Dec 2019, 18:59
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: Creating a Digital Library

Thanks for sharing all this experience, John_Latta.
by daniel_reetz
01 Sep 2019, 21:54
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 102
Views: 58877

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

Really impressed with the work by 4lex4... sent a donation his way as a thank-you.
by daniel_reetz
09 Jun 2019, 18:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: An improved DIY book scanner
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Re: An improved DIY book scanner

We, as a community, strongly oppose your attempt to patent ideas that we have freely shared. Further, we completely reject your attempt to sell our own ideas back to this community in the form of a license. If you persist in this effort, we will make legal challenges by providing prior art. Also, we...
by daniel_reetz
02 Dec 2018, 20:20
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Say Goodbye to Aaron Clarke
Replies: 0
Views: 1252

Say Goodbye to Aaron Clarke

Hi all, Aaron Clarke wrote the very first DIY Book Scanner software, PageBuilder, which was linked in the original instructable. We spent a lot of time together in grad school and he was a very good friend to me. He recently passed away. I wrote a post about him here: http://www.danreetz.com/blog/20...
by daniel_reetz
29 Nov 2018, 16:24
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 355461

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

The light used in the original hackerspace scanner was the 10W LED floodlight from ebay. I can't really recommend it very highly now that I know about the SORAAs described in the Archivist documentation, but they did work for a lot of projects and they should fit in the lighting bracket of your hack...
by daniel_reetz
27 Jan 2018, 17:55
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Methods To Sense The 3D Surface/Structure Of A Book
Replies: 358
Views: 207807

Re: Methods To Sense The 3D Surface/Structure Of A Book

Looks a bit like another Kinect derivative. I still think structured light solutions (projector-camera) are the way to go.