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 duerig
02 Apr 2018, 22:26
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: IXUS 160 Focal Plane
Replies: 8
Views: 4076

Re: IXUS 160 Focal Plane

You've hit one of the fundamental limitations in the possible quality provided by cheap point and shoot cameras. The focus on every camera is based on the distance of the target from the lens. On a properly aligned book page, the distance between the center of the page and the lens will always be le...
by duerig
30 Mar 2018, 11:40
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 104
Views: 87203

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Johannes, I believe that the cradle wing is in there as well. You won't want to cut it out of 19mm baltic birch plywood. You will instead need to cut it out of 12mm plywood. If the cradle wing isn't part of that file, let me know and I can link you to a DXF for just the cradle wing. That may be the ...
by duerig
27 Mar 2018, 12:06
Forum: Software
Topic: Using pi-scan
Replies: 9
Views: 3343

Re: Using pi-scan

rduz, it looks like you might be going with a different setup now (one that doesn't use Pi Scan). But if you still want to resolve your Pi Scan issues, let me know and I will be happy to help you get things working. As an aside, there is another alternative to Pi Scan called TwoCamControl. This is a...
by duerig
13 Jan 2018, 11:13
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 104
Views: 87203

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

The link at the top of the page should be fixed. Please let me know if you see any other broken links that need to be fixed as well.
by duerig
12 Jan 2018, 00:42
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 104
Views: 87203

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

gutto12, I see the broken link and I will repair it. I'll post here when it is fixed (should be within a day or so). However, this is an older model scanner which has since been replaced by Daniel's Archivist design. The Archivist is much better documented and can also be cut out with a CNC. Take a ...
by duerig
09 Jan 2018, 12:29
Forum: Lighting
Topic: What is the best lighting for a variety of applications for a “Beta”?
Replies: 3
Views: 2849

Re: What is the best lighting for a variety of applications for a “Beta”?

That scanner is a 'hackerspace' model. You can tell because of the all-plywood construction including a plywood handlebar. If you want to upgrade the lighting for that scanner, there are two threads you can pull. First, you can buy high quality LEDs rather than the lights you bought for it. SORAA 00...
by duerig
08 Dec 2017, 12:56
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Help, can't post pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 4616

Re: Help, can't post pictures

Testing attached picture
ArchivistDSC09059.jpg
Ok. Looks like I've managed to fix this. Give it another try yourself.

-D
by duerig
04 Dec 2017, 10:20
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: One or two cameras in the scanner...
Replies: 5
Views: 4396

Re: One or two cameras in the scanner...

CHDK can be complicated to install in the general case because there are so many different cameras and firmware versions it supports. However, things are somewhat easier for ELPH 160 cameras in particular (which is why I recommend them). Take a look at the Pi Scan documentation here: https://github....
by duerig
03 Dec 2017, 11:46
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: One or two cameras in the scanner...
Replies: 5
Views: 4396

Re: One or two cameras in the scanner...

If you have just one camera, things become much easier. You may not need the Raspberry Pi at all, for example. If you already have an IXUS 160 camera, I can give you some advice about how to best use it. If you don't have an IXUS 160 camera, you might want to look for a camera with built-in remote c...
by duerig
16 Nov 2017, 09:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 15962

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

I was never able to ensure that the frame was square enough for camera alignment to just work with fixed placement of the camera. The card-and-mirror camera alignment system came out of that to allow a perfectly aligned camera even if the frame is slightly out of square. The big disadvantage of the ...