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
12 Jun 2009, 13:18
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.
Replies: 78
Views: 38923

Re: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.

Got the switches and cables in the mail today. Still waiting on: battery boxes, usb ports.
by daniel_reetz
12 Jun 2009, 13:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?
Replies: 21
Views: 14332

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

I've stuffed pieces of paper into books that I've already scanned on a few occasions. It's not really the best use of the scanner, but it works. I have other scanners so I've never really needed to do it.
by daniel_reetz
09 Jun 2009, 17:54
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.
Replies: 78
Views: 38923

Re: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.

Yes. They will be just like this picture, unless you request that I leave something out.
by daniel_reetz
09 Jun 2009, 10:48
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.
Replies: 78
Views: 38923

Re: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.

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by daniel_reetz
09 Jun 2009, 10:46
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.
Replies: 78
Views: 38923

Electronics/Handle packages for sale.

Provided my materials arrive from Hong Kong, at the end of this month, I'll have ten electronics packages for book scanners. They'll be very similar to the one I made for jradi . Post here to reserve one. The total cost per-unit will be $25, and that includes shipping within the USA. Any profit from...
by daniel_reetz
09 Jun 2009, 10:05
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My handle design for jradi
Replies: 25
Views: 17344

Re: My handle design for jradi

James seemed to be suggesting that he could find parts that would all clip together. I think it could probably happen even using off-the-shelf stuff if you looked hard enough. One dead-simple way to do it would be to cut the positive wire on a wall-wart transformer which powers a USB hub. Then if we...
by daniel_reetz
09 Jun 2009, 08:49
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Camera Button on Steroids
Replies: 14
Views: 20386

Re: Camera Button on Steriods

Cool, isn't it? The Canon Powershot series has been hacked -- that's CHDK. Now there's a little scripting engine on them, you can even write code for them if you're skilled with that sort of thing. In essence they are tiny photo-computers. My original scanner only uses one of the most basic features...
by daniel_reetz
09 Jun 2009, 08:11
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Camera Button on Steroids
Replies: 14
Views: 20386

Re: Camera Button on Steriods

EDVIN! This is GREAT! What a cool surprise. Wow, awesome awesome awesome. That's an incredible amount of functionality packed into a single button. Have you told Microfunguy (David Sykes, SDM developer) about this? If not, you should post it to the Yahoo Group (or I'd be happy to, I have an account ...
by daniel_reetz
08 Jun 2009, 21:09
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: The Deal Thread or How To Find Cheap Cameras
Replies: 33
Views: 23353

Re: The Deal Thread or How To Find Cheap Cameras

FYI, I found that link at slickdeals.net. Another great site is dealnews.com, and the anandtech hot deals forums occasionally link up good stuff. If we all keep our eyes open, less people will have financial objections. ;)
by daniel_reetz
08 Jun 2009, 21:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My handle design for jradi
Replies: 25
Views: 17344

Re: My handle design for jradi

I got the switch and battery box from Radioshack, and the USB port board from the front of a trashed computer. For everyone else's reference, John and I located other sources of cheeeeeeap USB ports. "USB Brackets" have two ports and nice headers... for $3! http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=usb+brack...