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 mellow-yellow
20 Jun 2012, 14:08
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY Book Scanner mechanical trigger instructions
Replies: 15
Views: 14082

Re: DIY Book Scanner mechanical trigger instructions

Thanks Rob! Below, I've attached a quick video (mostly as notes to myself), but how do you hide the clamp? Mine is a big ugly green thing. I must be missing something simple. Also, is it a bad idea to clamp to the top portion as shown in the video?

by mellow-yellow
18 Jun 2012, 14:42
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY Book Scanner mechanical trigger instructions
Replies: 15
Views: 14082

Re: DIY Book Scanner mechanical trigger instructions

Rob et al, When connecting the bike-brake housing to the lever, I can't get the brake to move the cable properly. I'm not a hardware person (I intentionally haven't drilled the holes shown in the photos above), but any help on this step? Other setups (e.g. http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.p...
by mellow-yellow
03 Jun 2012, 00:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 369270

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

This weekend, we -- the nonprofit Paper Upgrade Project (http://www.paperupgrade.org) -- assembled the Hackerspace Book Scanner as sent by Daniel. We used Rob's outstanding IKEA-like instructions, which I commented along the way . Assembly took roughly 14 hours, but I am not a hardware person, so th...
by mellow-yellow
09 May 2012, 13:14
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 67156

Re: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner

Below is an editable ranking of the best accompanying cameras for the Hackerspace Build. Please help us improve it!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... nZrR0tUemc
by mellow-yellow
03 Apr 2012, 15:43
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.8
Replies: 3
Views: 124873

Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.8

Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.8 Download: http://code.google.com/p/diy-ebook-creator/downloads/list I'm taking a French class at the Alliance Française and, after running DIY EBC (0.0.7) on my French textbook, I realized that all of the diacritics (ç, é, è, ü, ...) were missing! That's because rec...
by mellow-yellow
01 Apr 2012, 13:39
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.7
Replies: 0
Views: 6820

Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.7

Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.7 I added a new "mode" feature, which lets you choose "Manual," thereby opening Scantailor for you so you can tweak pages before creating a PDF or "Automatic" which skips the manual tweaking and outputs the PDF automatically. This is something like Google's "I Feel Lu...
by mellow-yellow
01 Apr 2012, 13:27
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: Framework: DIY E-Book Creator
Replies: 5
Views: 14422

Re: Framework: DIY E-Book Creator

Sorry for the delay. Yes, just do something like this: $cd /path/to/site-packages/diy $python manage.py runserver 80 As of 0.0.6, you will need the PIL module. On Mac and Linux, you'll likely get some errors, since I haven't spent any time testing on those platforms. Specifically, if you check the c...
by mellow-yellow
27 Mar 2012, 03:23
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.6
Replies: 0
Views: 6905

Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.6

I've made a bunch of changes (http://code.google.com/p/diy-ebook-creator/downloads/list) on the DIY E-Book Creator, mostly adding these features: 1. Create Scantailor project files 2. Automatically open #1 to let users make final adjustments before OCR 3. Allow user to select color processing mode (...
by mellow-yellow
27 Mar 2012, 02:53
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.3
Replies: 2
Views: 8901

Re: Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.3

Thanks Anonymous2!
by mellow-yellow
27 Mar 2012, 02:51
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Scanner wanted - Seattle
Replies: 3
Views: 9140

Re: Scanner wanted - Seattle

Yes, anyone in the Seattle/Portland area who is interested, please contact me and I'll give you a demo.