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
01 Nov 2014, 13:17
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Internet Archive tabletop Scribe scanner (TT Scribe)
Replies: 4
Views: 6813

Re: Internet Archive tabletop Scribe scanner (TT Scribe)

Also there's a shout-out to Daniel Reetz and this forum at the end. I had to ask for that, and I've asked them several times to share their source files, which were derived from mine, and they haven't. So good for them, but sorry for them, too. On one hand, I'm happy that the Archive finally adopte...
by daniel_reetz
23 Oct 2014, 15:20
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!
Replies: 53
Views: 62860

Re: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!

I want purchase the Archivist, but it says that there isn't shipping to Catalonia (Spain). is there any option? I could assume the shipping costs. I can definitely ship to you - contact me at my email (danreetz@gmail.com) and we can work something out. The store doesn't support it yet, but I will. ...
by daniel_reetz
22 Oct 2014, 09:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanning stand for smartphones and tablets
Replies: 2
Views: 2855

Re: Scanning stand for smartphones and tablets

I banned fopydo (twardega) because he actively patents scanning tech and uses the forum only to link to his closed-source stuff. In general, scanning companies with interesting products are welcome here, but this guy is not.
by daniel_reetz
21 Oct 2014, 15:58
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!
Replies: 53
Views: 62860

Re: Announcing the Archivist Scanner and a Beta Program!

How odd, this topic was just locked for me. I unlocked it. Hi! We will purchase The Archivist this next week, but I have few questions about it. 1) You recommend this 16MP cameras. is they enough? do you recommend another camera with more resolution? http://diybookscanner.myshopify.com/blogs/news/14...
by daniel_reetz
20 Oct 2014, 13:16
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Book Liberator beta
Replies: 12
Views: 8918

Re: Book Liberator beta

I'm glad to see the Liberator launching. Our collective experience agrees 100% with the points raised here. Lifting that frame several hundred times will be hard on the body. The acrylic alone will be 1lb 9oz. The cameras and the wood-colored frame will appear in the scans (perhaps they can be proce...
by daniel_reetz
16 Oct 2014, 00:14
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Laser Scanning Results
Replies: 19
Views: 13541

Re: Laser Scanning Results

I looked at some of these and all I can say is
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by daniel_reetz
12 Oct 2014, 12:21
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: CHDK Install on A1400 Grabs German Version
Replies: 6
Views: 2691

Re: CHDK Install on A1400 Grabs German Version

Hmph. Not good. If you're planning to use the cam with Spreads or SpreadPi you don't need to worry about the language as (at least last I tried) you can set the camera parameters from the spreads interface. When Rob and I had this problem we did the horrible menu-wading described in cday's link. I w...
by daniel_reetz
09 Oct 2014, 09:06
Forum: HELP
Topic: Dxf file scale?
Replies: 12
Views: 7501

Re: Dxf file scale?

I just want to point out that the DXF *is* to scale - most applications that can open it open it at the correct size. I'm really not sure what the shop is looking for, and I hope that Duerig's measurements work for them.
by daniel_reetz
09 Oct 2014, 09:04
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: BookBuilder
Replies: 9
Views: 13410

Re: BookBuilder

This is pretty cool! Thanks for bringing it here and sharing it. Can I host a copy of it locally?
by daniel_reetz
02 Oct 2014, 11:19
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)
Replies: 100
Views: 119213

Re: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)

Really cool! I'm going to have to try this out myself. Many times, for prototyping, I've wished I had a utility just like this.

Thanks for your work, dtic!