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
15 Jun 2009, 18:15
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: direct download
Replies: 7
Views: 6190

Re: direct download

No problem! Glad to have you onboard, and sorry about the hassle.
by daniel_reetz
15 Jun 2009, 18:09
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.
Replies: 78
Views: 38941

Re: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.

(Seven remaining??) Seven remaining. I see you're in Vancouver, though. Your shipping will almost certainly cost a bit more. Cool thing: Black Pants Theater is making a play from a project I did with Meg Holle, opening in Vancouver this fall: http://www.blackpants.ca/ The original project is here: ...
by daniel_reetz
15 Jun 2009, 13:01
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?
Replies: 21
Views: 14342

Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

I'm very happy to say that I just mailed some cameras to Suryandaru. Hopefully we'll see his scanners working soon.
by daniel_reetz
15 Jun 2009, 12:38
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: direct download
Replies: 7
Views: 6190

Re: direct download

Also, Juan, I don't know what's happening with Instructables, but it lets me download the PDF no matter what. That's bullshit.
by daniel_reetz
15 Jun 2009, 12:37
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: direct download
Replies: 7
Views: 6190

Re: direct download

I'll have a whole separate manual on dumpster diving! I got so many requests for more diving info that it might as well be its own book. I'm really glad you enjoyed it, I tried pretty hard to make the whole thing funny. Temp link: http://www.diybookscanner.org/DIY-High-Speed-Book-Scanner-from-Trash-...
by daniel_reetz
15 Jun 2009, 09:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: direct download
Replies: 7
Views: 6190

Re: direct download

Hi Jota,

If you sign up for an account at Instructables you can download a PDF directly. I will also make one available here today.

It's about time to make a new manual, with all the community improvements and experience and without all the dumpster diving...
by daniel_reetz
14 Jun 2009, 09:21
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Books anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 8156

Re: Books anyone?

I think it's possible, and it looks like you will be leading it in your regency. My first reaction, as an American, is to say "Why would you want to scan them all, there are many high-quality books that are already digital, and you can just buy or copy those and share them with your village." But th...
by daniel_reetz
14 Jun 2009, 08:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?
Replies: 21
Views: 14342

Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

nicely done! thanks for the pictures.

it is entirely possible to use two cameras on one platen for more resolution, as long as you can remove lens distortion you can blend the resulting images easily.

I'll be shipping you a pair of cameras tomorrow, I didn't get them in the mail yesterday.