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
24 Mar 2015, 15:09
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: I'm retiring - and a request for comments.
Replies: 11
Views: 12450

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...
by daniel_reetz
22 Feb 2015, 19:24
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Hackerspace Scanner Stuff For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 2369

Hackerspace Scanner Stuff For Sale

I found some old Hackerspace scanner stuff, and I want to unload it. These are Hackerspace scanners , not Archivists. I'm selling them unsupported, you're on your own. None of these include the bolts and stuff, though I may be able to throw in some skate bearings if I can find them. You should only ...
by daniel_reetz
29 Dec 2014, 14:12
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Looking for hosting recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 11765

Looking for hosting recommendations

I've been hosting all my projects with Dreamhost for years, but they recently decided that "unlimited disk" means occasionally going into my site and deleting hundreds of folders (they claimed it was violating TOS to be using so much space - disk is "unlimited" on their plans). I wish I was making t...
by daniel_reetz
24 Dec 2014, 12:38
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!
Replies: 53
Views: 63990

Re: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!

Update for everyone: I've now been working on the Archivist nonstop for 13 months . It's time to take a step back and evaluate all the feedback and insight from the Beta testers and the early adopters. The documentation needs fixing, the production pipeline needs tuning, and software-wise, we need t...
by daniel_reetz
23 Dec 2014, 23:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: I built "Auto page flip Scanner"
Replies: 8
Views: 9673

Re: I built "Auto page flip Scanner"

This really reminds me of the designs from Aegre Reminiscence and also from Jck57 - were you inspired by their work? Unfortunately, I can't understand Japanese, so I can't see if you give them credit in the video. I started this approach when I saw the ScanRobot 3month ago ,Since I start design, I ...
by daniel_reetz
22 Dec 2014, 12:52
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Good deal on Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Replies: 0
Views: 2046

Good deal on Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

I use the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (64GB) as my main e-reader. This is primarily because I don't OCR or do any other conversion of my books other than binding the JPGs into a PDF. The super-huge files that come out of this process are absolutely GORGEOUS on this high-resolution, bright, color-correct scr...
by daniel_reetz
20 Dec 2014, 22:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: I built "Auto page flip Scanner"
Replies: 8
Views: 9673

Re: I built "Auto page flip Scanner"

This is really, really, cool!! Congratulations on this excellent build. Thank you for sharing it with us! This really reminds me of the designs from Aegre Reminiscence and also from Jck57 - were you inspired by their work? Unfortunately, I can't understand Japanese, so I can't see if you give them ...
by daniel_reetz
11 Nov 2014, 10:25
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for a business project
Replies: 30
Views: 19156

Re: Cameras for a business project

BEAUTIFUL build.
by daniel_reetz
11 Nov 2014, 10:24
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Camera video output as picture-in-picture
Replies: 2
Views: 3257

Re: Camera video output as picture-in-picture

More Vitorio excellence. :) Thanks man.
by daniel_reetz
11 Nov 2014, 10:23
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: Monochrome Hangs
Replies: 3
Views: 2052

Re: Monochrome Hangs

Yeah, johnelle, you've got it right - always scan in color, as much info as possible, and then feed that to your postprocessing engine. Monochrome mode is only an option because one user found a book page that crashed his cameras! It's ironic that it crashes your cameras when you try to use it in a ...