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 univurshul
11 Nov 2010, 14:23
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner
Replies: 61
Views: 41702

Re: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner

Dan, not sure what your timeframe is to have build this up, but if you're trying to get a proto model up and running for this project, I think the best stuff right now is Makrolon/Lexan hard coat w/aluminum torsion frame. (mobile system, that is) After using it myself on my own scanner, I wouldn't t...
by univurshul
11 Nov 2010, 10:05
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner
Replies: 61
Views: 41702

Re: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner

Univurshul, what's your best advice on glass mounting in platens? Right now, I'm working with a system of self-made glass-standoffs that will hopefully eliminate the traditional glass frame. So, if you can imagine kind of a small aluminum bracket that have very small tapped threads to allow varying...
by univurshul
11 Nov 2010, 02:12
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner
Replies: 61
Views: 41702

Re: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner

...Yes! At this rate, every book on earth will be scanned before we make it to Mars.

I have this interest in the waterjet process. And cnc/milling, etc. Wondering what's the most accessible way to manufacture components without compromising the uniqueness and precision-ness of the 'part'.
by univurshul
11 Nov 2010, 00:58
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Microsoft Kinect: infrared depth maps for dewarping?
Replies: 61
Views: 54461

Re: Microsoft Kinect: infrared depth maps for dewarping?

I'm buying my girlfriend a Kinect for Christmas. hehehe...
by univurshul
10 Nov 2010, 15:08
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: PDFMaker 0.3 - help beta test!
Replies: 52
Views: 40465

Re: PDFMaker 0.2 - help beta test!

Do users mind having both ImageMagick and GraphicsMagick installed, or would people prefer to only need one installation even if that means a much slower conversion process? I personally am about precision-made ebooks, but I also like quick-and-dirty on rare occasion. My belief is if you can produc...
by univurshul
10 Nov 2010, 13:43
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: PDFMaker 0.3 - help beta test!
Replies: 52
Views: 40465

Re: PDFMaker 0.2 - help beta test!

and another thing I was thinking about is how you developed PDFMaker with background removal/isolation. Granted, I'm fairly green with all the in and outs of PDF construction, I did some tests with Acrobat and realized it can't differentiate and effectively remove the background from ST-generated im...
by univurshul
10 Nov 2010, 13:18
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: OCR Page Namer
Replies: 16
Views: 12189

Re: OCR Page Namer

it is a not so good idea...in a book, there may are ROMAN pages (e.g. I, II, III, IV, and so on...), BLANK pages, NOT NUMBERED PAGES (e.g. INDEX, GLOSSARIES, and so on...) From a hardware advancement standpoint I think this is a great idea. When we eventually scan and process in realtime, this thin...
by univurshul
10 Nov 2010, 06:20
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Output Background Color for Mixed & B/W
Replies: 17
Views: 9499

Re: Output Background Color for Mixed & B/W

This helps makes sense. Thanks.

Which means Misty has found a way to remove the background on mixed mode?
by univurshul
10 Nov 2010, 06:03
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Output Background Color for Mixed & B/W
Replies: 17
Views: 9499

Re: Output Background Color for Mixed & B/W

Can you clarify why the white background ST generates is not inverted, and remains white? Adobe Reader can invert ST-generated B/W text well, pictures are not inverted for good reason. The issue is with ST's white generated background. It doesn't invert. Could this be a error within PDF construction...