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
13 Aug 2017, 10:10
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 99
Views: 59889

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

Great work on this design Mohib. As I mentioned in the other scanner inspired by your scanner, I think the elastomeric page retainer idea is really cool.
by daniel_reetz
13 Aug 2017, 10:07
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: diy zinescanner arnhem
Replies: 7
Views: 2564

Re: diy zinescanner arnhem

Wow, the front loading idea is really cool! Auto switches were something that came up a lot in the past. The idea was that if you put the cradle down (on a more "traditional" design), you could press the switch with the downward motion. At least in the scanning operations I worked with, most scannin...
by daniel_reetz
13 Aug 2017, 10:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My 2nd new book scanner!
Replies: 10
Views: 3609

Re: My 2nd new book scanner!

This is a really interesting design - the rubber band page capture is something I'd never thought about.
by daniel_reetz
13 Aug 2017, 09:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Which one is better? Platen's angle 100 or 90 degree?
Replies: 30
Views: 7382

Re: Which one is better? Platen's angle 110 or 90 degree?

There's a trade-off worth mentioning here as you increase the platen angle between the two panes it makes the platen panes more conducive to picking up a reflection of the overhead light source. The mitigation for that is to move the light source farther away from the platen. This is the effect tha...
by daniel_reetz
14 Jul 2017, 11:12
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Hello from Daniel (July 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 4887

Re: Hello from Daniel (July 2017)

Good to hear from you Dan! Looking fwd to seeing some of the things you've been up to. Anything you can discuss here or is it all hush-hush? If any of it ever becomes publicly available, I'll be able to say that I worked on it, but that's about it. :\ It's one of the reasons I didn't stay long, it'...
by daniel_reetz
12 Jul 2017, 20:55
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Hello from Daniel (July 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 4887

Hello from Daniel (July 2017)

Hi all, It's been a long time. For the last ~2 years I've been enjoying my "retirement" working on black projects at big companies. It was thrilling and really interesting work -- but I finished my work, and I'm done with the secrecy and with working for big corporations. I've always been scrappy an...
by daniel_reetz
02 Apr 2015, 11:17
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: I'm retiring - and a request for comments.
Replies: 11
Views: 11968

Re: I'm retiring - and a request for comments.

OK folks. That's all. Here's my first post on the forum; this is gonna be my last for a while. I hope you get a chance to read what I wrote , it's really a love letter to the forum and the project. Here are a few of the moments where I really , really loved this place . And here is a moment of pride...
by daniel_reetz
01 Apr 2015, 21:19
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: I'm retiring - and a request for comments.
Replies: 11
Views: 11968

Re: I'm retiring - and a request for comments.

One more request for comments. If you can take a look at http://www.diybookscanner.org/archivist/ please, and let me know if you find any typos, omissions, or easy changes, please do. I'm about ready to call it done.
by daniel_reetz
27 Mar 2015, 17:27
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: I'm retiring - and a request for comments.
Replies: 11
Views: 11968

Re: I'm retiring - and a request for comments.

Thanks, everyone for your words of support. DPC, your long presence here (and clever ideas) have always meant a lot to me. And so did the presence and ideas and participation of so many others, so no one should feel left out, I really would just list 97% of the forum here with a personal thank-you i...
by daniel_reetz
24 Mar 2015, 15:09
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: I'm retiring - and a request for comments.
Replies: 11
Views: 11968

I'm retiring - and a request for comments.

I made a subsite to be the definitive reference and knowledge dump on the hardware side of DIY Book Scanning . It's mostly complete as of 4/31/2015. Check it out here: http://diybookscanner.org/forum/index.php Hey all, I'm retiring from the project. As you know, I've been working on DIY Book Scannin...