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
07 Jun 2009, 13:05
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Examples from my postprocessor software
Replies: 28
Views: 25282

Re: Examples from my postprocessor software

Ack, sorry. I forgot that you had different cameras. Yeah, 4.0 is definitely a better bet. ;) One thing they get right on the Canon compacts is that they give you a small section of the screen with 100% magnification, so you can do manual focusing pretty easily. Still not nearly as nice as a rangefi...
by daniel_reetz
07 Jun 2009, 08:20
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Examples from my postprocessor software
Replies: 28
Views: 25282

Re: Examples from my postprocessor software

And thanks for coming over here -- really glad to have you!
by daniel_reetz
07 Jun 2009, 08:19
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Examples from my postprocessor software
Replies: 28
Views: 25282

Re: Examples from my postprocessor software

with CHDK (http://chdk.wikia.com/), our compact Canons have all the features of SLRs (and sometimes more). Spamsickle, while you're pretty much right about metering, I'd like to mention a few things here. The reason that they're grey is because Rob's camera is set to auto-expose with a center weight...
by daniel_reetz
06 Jun 2009, 21:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My handle design for jradi
Replies: 25
Views: 14313

Re: My handle design for jradi

PS. WELCOME! Glad to see you here.
by daniel_reetz
06 Jun 2009, 21:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My handle design for jradi
Replies: 25
Views: 14313

Re: My handle design for jradi

I totally understand where you're coming from, especially with the hub guts observation. That is a lot of complexity if you're not used to rooting around in broken electronics. :) When/if you get some time, you should definitely start a build log thread in the Hardware section! Chances are that you'...
by daniel_reetz
06 Jun 2009, 17:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My handle design for jradi
Replies: 25
Views: 14313

Re: My handle design for jradi

I agree with you. A Mouser list would be cool, but I'm thinking that even better would be some kind of dead-simple kit, or some commercial stuff that could all be plugged together. A lot of people fear soldering, too. Still, a Mouser parts list plus a very explicit video should be enough. Get a sack...
by daniel_reetz
04 Jun 2009, 00:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My handle design for jradi
Replies: 25
Views: 14313

Re: My handle design for jradi

Hmm. Looks like my images are a bit big. ;)
by daniel_reetz
04 Jun 2009, 00:24
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My handle design for jradi
Replies: 25
Views: 14313

My handle design for jradi

I completed a new handle for jradi, at his request. Came out pretty nice.
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by daniel_reetz
03 Jun 2009, 16:46
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 385323

Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

Hey all, I'm Daniel, the maker of the book scanner instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-High-Speed-Book-Scanner-from-Trash-and-Cheap-C/. I'm a grad student in visual neuroscience studying low-level vision. Have a passion for books, cameras, and weird food. Autophile and I will be your mo...