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 spamsickle
24 Jun 2009, 15:52
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.
Replies: 78
Views: 42277

Re: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.

Sounds good, let me know where to send payment (preferably PayPal).
by spamsickle
24 Jun 2009, 08:23
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Brainstorming about portable book scanners.
Replies: 51
Views: 33646

Re: Brainstorming about portable book scanners.

Glass Door Hinge, Non-Bore Inset http://www.hardwaresource.com/uploads/286216-lg.jpg http://www.hardwaresource.com/uploads/410lg.gif These look to me like they're meant to hold glass on one wing, but to attach to a wooden cabinet with screws on the other. Would it be possible to make a "fixed" vers...
by spamsickle
23 Jun 2009, 22:27
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: A different kind of book scanning
Replies: 4
Views: 12284

Re: A different kind of book scanning

And here I thought I was being all cutting-edge by planning an online app I could email an ISBN number to (because my phone has email, but not a net browser), and it would do a search on bookfinder.com or isbn.nu and mail the lowest 3 prices back to my phone. I've often been in a used book store, th...
by spamsickle
23 Jun 2009, 22:13
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Examples from my postprocessor software
Replies: 28
Views: 30493

Re: Examples from my postprocessor software

Glad I could help! Well, actually, sorry I didn't do squat after I offered to help. I got CYGWIN installed (haven't used it in about a decade), and compiled Leptonica, then got the JAI and started looking at it... And then my attention wandered... Yesterday, I stumbled across my "Image Processing in...
by spamsickle
23 Jun 2009, 17:39
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Brainstorming about portable book scanners.
Replies: 51
Views: 33646

Re: Brainstorming about portable book scanners.

Yes, my pictures are right above the comment that says "small footprint." It may look unstable and unworkable, but honestly, when you set up the four boards, it stabilizes itself. Those two v-shaped boards are as warped as a rowboat (though the bottom edge is straight), but with the shelves in them ...
by spamsickle
23 Jun 2009, 09:12
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Brainstorming about portable book scanners.
Replies: 51
Views: 33646

Re: Brainstorming about portable book scanners.

The pictures I posted over on the Instructables site show how the V-shaped cradle can be portable now, though it sacrifices the side-to-side slide. I wonder, for books with at least a half-inch inner margin, whether it wouldn't be possible to just lay a pair of sheets of 1/4-inch acrylic over the bo...
by spamsickle
21 Jun 2009, 21:31
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Glass Platen
Replies: 11
Views: 9867

Re: Glass Platen

Well, I stopped by Michaels to check out their "Masterpiece Glass", and to me it's indistinguishable from "Museum Glass." They were asking $80 for a 16"x20" piece, and didn't mention any discount coupons, so I drove on up to Jo-Anns. Jo-Anns regular price on 16"x20" Museum Glass is $85, but with the...
by spamsickle
21 Jun 2009, 00:23
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Glass Platen
Replies: 11
Views: 9867

Re: Glass Platen

The custom framing department in the local Jo-Ann store (a national chain of craft stores) just quoted me a price on the phone of $150 for a 20" x 24" piece of Museum Glass, but said I could use a coupon to get 60% off if I bought two. I think I really only want 16" x 20" pieces, but it looks like i...
by spamsickle
20 Jun 2009, 14:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.
Replies: 17
Views: 23873

Re: Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.

I just realized I have a polarizing filter for my DSLR, and did some experiments. It doesn't look like the polarizing filter will eliminate reflections from stray light sources (I used a window in the background, reflecting off of acrylic). I had thought the angles of the halogen lights, the platen,...
by spamsickle
20 Jun 2009, 13:09
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.
Replies: 17
Views: 23873

Re: Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.

Daniel mentioned that there is a reflection issue to worry about; however, as he mentioned in a different posting the camera setting and the light intensity drowns out the reflection; so I think it should be okay. I honestly haven't found reflection to be a problem, but I've been shooting mostly wh...