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
13 Aug 2017, 10:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My 2nd new book scanner!
Replies: 10
Views: 6304

Re: My 2nd new book scanner!

This is a really interesting design - the rubber band page capture is something I'd never thought about.
by daniel_reetz
13 Aug 2017, 09:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Which one is better? Platen's angle 100 or 90 degree?
Replies: 30
Views: 14184

Re: Which one is better? Platen's angle 110 or 90 degree?

There's a trade-off worth mentioning here as you increase the platen angle between the two panes it makes the platen panes more conducive to picking up a reflection of the overhead light source. The mitigation for that is to move the light source farther away from the platen. This is the effect tha...
by daniel_reetz
14 Jul 2017, 11:12
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Hello from Daniel (July 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 6088

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: 6088

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: 14881

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: 14881

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: 14881

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: 14881

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: 2707

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: 12569

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...