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
14 Jul 2017, 11:12
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Hello from Daniel (July 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 5216

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: 5216

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: 12791

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: 12791

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: 12791

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: 12791

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: 2410

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: 11897

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: 64809

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: 10075

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 ...