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 DonnaA
10 Dec 2010, 15:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner
Replies: 61
Views: 40985

Re: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner

Thanks, folks, for the helpful input about high-capacity (but regular write-speed) SD cards and use of ISO200. We'll use both of those suggestions. We encountered a challenge with the drawer slides. When used horizontally, for drawers, gravity doesn't come into play. But when used vertically, as wit...
by DonnaA
10 Dec 2010, 01:55
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner
Replies: 61
Views: 40985

Re: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner

Since conserving battery power is one of our priorities, we set about figuring out how to turn off the LCD display on the Olympus E-P1. It can be done, but it takes some detective work. The information needed is on Page 25 of the manual (get the Custom Menu to display; it defaults to hidden), then o...
by DonnaA
01 Dec 2010, 01:01
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner
Replies: 61
Views: 40985

Re: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner

Hi Daniel,
Can you please post the Olympus E-P1 settings that you are currently using for testing?

Thanks,
DonnaA
by DonnaA
28 Nov 2010, 05:11
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Let's talk about Lighting
Replies: 90
Views: 67500

Re: Let's talk about Lighting

Has anyone checked out this newest Zebralight headlamp? http://www.zebralight.com/H51-Headlamp-AA-200Lm_p_37.html LED: Cree XP-G Cool White (color temperature 6100-6500 K) User Selectable Levels: 3 main level (High, Medium and Low). Each main level can be configured to one of its two sub-levels. The...
by DonnaA
28 Nov 2010, 05:09
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Let's talk about Lighting
Replies: 90
Views: 67500

Let's talk about Lighting

Hi all,
I would like to start a topic specifically about lighting for DIY book scanners. LED lights, fluorescent lights, CFL lights -- what have you tried, what have you measured, and what works for you?

-- DonnaA
by DonnaA
21 Nov 2010, 08:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner
Replies: 61
Views: 40985

Re: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner

I'm a musician, so I have music stands and microphone stands at home. I'm using them for my experimenting while Daniel develops the real scanner that we'll use in Haiti. I'm experimenting with two of the Olympus E-P1 cameras and some table-top lights so I can learn more about how to set the cameras ...
by DonnaA
21 Nov 2010, 07:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner
Replies: 61
Views: 40985

Re: Daniel's 5th Generation DIY Book Scanner

DonnaA, I am doing a little out-of-the-box thinking here. Can we hang lights from something other than the scanner, for example, from the ceiling? Can we guarantee a reasonably flat table for the scanner, such that the scanner could be clamped to the table? Yes, regarding availability of a flat tab...
by DonnaA
11 Nov 2010, 01:05
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Camejo Hospital Medical Records Project
Replies: 21
Views: 27755

Re: Camejo Hospital Medical Records Project

Forensic science for book scanning! Excellent idea, and thank you!

-- DonnaA
by DonnaA
10 Nov 2010, 01:39
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: The Deal Thread or How To Find Cheap Cameras
Replies: 33
Views: 22742

Re: The Deal Thread or How To Find Cheap Cameras

B&H currently sells refurbished Olympus E-P1 cameras, $369.95, apparently a maximum of one per customer:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Nt ... edSearch=1



-- DonnaA
by DonnaA
09 Nov 2010, 13:37
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Camejo Hospital Medical Records Project
Replies: 21
Views: 27755

Re: Camejo Hospital Medical Records Project

Thanks, Misty and Daniel. I greatly appreciate your expertise in helping to select the best camera for this task. I will check out the camera that you recommended.

Also, the dimensions of a closed copy book are: 44cm x 29cm .

-- DonnaA