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 wmalcolmk
22 May 2015, 16:00
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Footsie Bookscanner
Replies: 41
Views: 25503

Re: Footsie Bookscanner

In answer to the queries from duerig.... The centre of gravity of the book is well below the pivot point, which is at the top edge of the cradle. This means that there can be some swing fore and aft as the book is raised from the floor of the scanner. However, when the pages come into contact with t...
by wmalcolmk
22 May 2015, 13:09
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Footsie Bookscanner
Replies: 41
Views: 25503

Re: Footsie Bookscanner

duerig asked me to put an overall picture of my scanner on this site. Unfortunately I didn't take a full picture. The prototype shown on the Instructables web site was completed over a year ago and has been cannibalised for my latest version, which is much prettier, better, and easier to make. The b...
by wmalcolmk
21 May 2015, 16:47
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Show Off Your Scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 4151

Re: Show Off Your Scanner

duerig - my first attempt at a fixed glass scanner (named 'The Footsie') is documented at http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-Scanners/ This uses a foot pedal to raise the book via a pulley system. No counterweights are needed, and the cradle can be made very light with flexibility to let the book ...
by wmalcolmk
21 May 2015, 12:42
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Show Off Your Scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 4151

Re: Show Off Your Scanner

Many thanks duerig. The gallery has let me search many designs of scanner. I am working on a two camera design which keeps the glass in a fixed position, and brings up the book to the glass. I haven't been able to find one that uses that approach. The glass is always lowered onto the book. Is there ...