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
27 Jun 2014, 00:26
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: Spreads Problems and Solutions
Replies: 11
Views: 50810

Re: Spreads Problems and Solutions

The pdfbeads issue is a bit confusing, but I ended up just using another tool that was almost as automated to make the pdf files. I did run a scan postprocess (and configure) in debug mode and nothing even mentioning pdfbeads appeared. I've given up on it for now and might look into it again if/when...
by duerig
18 Jun 2014, 11:32
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New Standard Build with Lego Cradle
Replies: 5
Views: 3988

Re: New Standard Build with Lego Cradle

One of my two cameras didn't work (could not focus on the page properly and would not recharge). So I bit the bullet and bought two refurbished A2200 cameras with AC packs. At the same time, I got two gooseneck mounts and installed CHDK/Spreads so that I could control everything from my laptop. With...
by duerig
13 Jun 2014, 10:10
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: Spreads Problems and Solutions
Replies: 11
Views: 50810

Spreads Problems and Solutions

I've now got Spreads installed and working. It allows for an amazing and efficient workflow. But in order to get here, I had to spend a large amount of time figuring out how to install it and its dependencies because unexpected problems kept coming up. This thread is for people with problems install...
by duerig
07 Jun 2014, 15:32
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New Standard Build with Lego Cradle
Replies: 5
Views: 3988

Re: New Standard Build with Lego Cradle

I am using two cameras. One of the deficiencies of my setup is that they are not the same camera or even the same resolution camera. So my scans for facing pages will be subtly difference, with one side in 12 MP resolution and the other side in 10 MP resolution. Right now I'm manually pressing the b...
by duerig
02 Jun 2014, 11:43
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New Standard Build with Lego Cradle
Replies: 5
Views: 3988

Re: New Standard Build with Lego Cradle

Thanks! I'll try changing the white balance setting. I was afraid that I'd have to color-correct in post-processing.
by duerig
01 Jun 2014, 17:43
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New Standard Build with Lego Cradle
Replies: 5
Views: 3988

New Standard Build with Lego Cradle

I've been working off of the New Standard Build tutorial. I have a hand drill, no saw, and little experience. After having the hardware store cut my 2x4's for me, I began with a standard base and columns: https://files.app.net/2g9dj3Dkj The cradle in the build required a saw for the triangular piece...