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
27 Sep 2011, 13:01
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Portland Group Meetup!
Replies: 6
Views: 10444

Re: Portland Group Meetup!

The Portland DIY Book Scanner group is meeting tomorrow night, September 28th at 7PM at Lucky Lab (915 SE Hawthorne Boulevard). I have posted more details here: http://calagator.org/events/1250461392
by mellow-yellow
07 Sep 2011, 21:33
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Portland Group Meetup!
Replies: 6
Views: 10444

Re: Portland Group Meetup!

Just a quick update here. We had to reschedule this meeting due to last-minute scheduling conflicts. However, we're running a poll to determine the next meeting date and time. http://www.doodle.com/gd6bkpufs2y4s4yv (you can click "add a comment" to suggest another date/time.) Dan, you still may be a...
by mellow-yellow
07 Sep 2011, 11:50
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Portland Group Meetup!
Replies: 6
Views: 10444

NEW Portland Group Meetup!

When I Google "Portland DIY Book Scanner," this page appears, so I'm updating it to announce that the Portland DIY Book Scanner group is meeting again tonight, September 7, 2011 at Lucky Lab Brewery (915 SE Hawthorne). This time waffle, a new DIY'er in Portland, is joining us, increasing our number ...
by mellow-yellow
17 Jan 2011, 15:49
Forum: HELP
Topic: HOW TO COMPRESS PDF FILES
Replies: 14
Views: 10089

Re: HOW TO COMPRESS PDF FILES

A few options: 1. Adobe Acrobat (excluding the free Reader): http://www.websiteoptimization.com/speed/tweak/pdf/optimizer.html 2. Omnipage or ABBYY: Export or Save your PDF without images (text only). Of course, OCR errors reduce legibility. 3. Source images: Reduce source file resolution, convert c...
by mellow-yellow
30 Sep 2010, 21:54
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Portland Party
Replies: 5
Views: 4713

Re: Portland Party

Daniel, we don't have any pics (yet) of the group, but I'll bring a camera next time around, in case the other members are okay with some pics. Also, anytime you'd like to come visit Portland, just let us know! The beers are on me!
by mellow-yellow
30 Sep 2010, 02:38
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Most Efficient Workflow / Process Available Currently
Replies: 16
Views: 34021

Re: Most Efficient Workflow / Process Available Currently

Somehow, the system wouldn't accept my video, so I posted it at blip instead: http://blip.tv/file/4184801
by mellow-yellow
30 Sep 2010, 02:17
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Most Efficient Workflow / Process Available Currently
Replies: 16
Views: 34021

Re: Most Efficient Workflow / Process Available Currently

Thanks JJJM for the Total Commander and Adobe OCR trick. I'll experiment and see what sticks. In the meantime, I'm attaching a video (upload didn't work, see posting below) to show the scanning portion (8 min.) of this workflow. I can currently max about 22 scans (44 pages) per minute, which is 300/...
by mellow-yellow
29 Sep 2010, 17:21
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Most Efficient Workflow / Process Available Currently
Replies: 16
Views: 34021

Re: Most Efficient Workflow / Process Available Currently

Since writing my post above, I have experimented, corrected, and improved this proposal substantially. Feedback welcome! :) NOTE: A=Attended ("your" time), U=Unattended ("CPU" time) Fastest (300 pg book) 1. Scan with SDM using S_FAST* (8 min A) 2. Transfer L and R images to PC (2 min A) 3. Rename L ...
by mellow-yellow
27 Sep 2010, 17:34
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: The Purpose of installing SDM StereoData?
Replies: 12
Views: 8094

Re: The Purpose of installing SDM StereoData?

Regarding SDM StereoData and efficiency, I consider the following SDM documentation "essential reading" on two-camera rigs: In 'S_FAST' mode, the single-shot photo is taken as soon as a USB voltage is detected, it does not wait for 'switch release'. This is a non-synchronised mode (or at least, not ...
by mellow-yellow
08 Sep 2010, 11:36
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Portland Party
Replies: 5
Views: 4713

Re: Portland Party

Thanks for posting this Jujumana! Yes, this was a great meeting. Anybody in the Portland area who is interested should definitely contact us. Lucky Lab has good beer.

Zennmaster, if you'd like an extra set of hands when building your scanner, just let me know.