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
12 Aug 2010, 02:23
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Making the Select Content Box fixed... or disabled?
Replies: 31
Views: 21275

Re: Making the Select Content Box fixed... or disabled?

Thanks Tulon and Spamsickle for your work! Building on Spamsickle's post above (http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=466#p4244), here are step-by-step instructions to effectively "override" the Select Content GUI option, thus manually setting each page's content area identically: Over...
by mellow-yellow
15 Jul 2010, 17:18
Forum: Software
Topic: Star Wars text effect: How do I fix skewed, tilted images?
Replies: 7
Views: 4287

Star Wars text effect: How do I fix skewed, tilted images?

Whoo hoo! I built a New Standard Scanner last weekend! Unfortunately, my images are skewed/titled so that, when reading them (despite post-processing with Scantailor and ABBYY), the left and right pages nevertheless appear with the "star wars" text effect, skewing them clearly to the left or right g...
by mellow-yellow
02 Jul 2010, 13:07
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 319323

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

Regarding MutantStrain's post above (http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=333&start=80#p3894), could anyone provide an image or explanation for an electronics novice? He wrote, "So in summary Ricoh red --> Motorola red. Ricoh black --> motorola shielding. Thats it." Based on the e...
by mellow-yellow
02 Jul 2010, 00:34
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Most Efficient Workflow / Process Available Currently
Replies: 16
Views: 34016

Most Efficient Workflow / Process Available Currently

After spending several hours reading various workflow posts on this forum, I'm looking for the most efficient workflow available today, regardless of software licensing preference (open vs. closed) and assuming acceptable final output. Any suggestions or corrections on the following proposed steps? ...
by mellow-yellow
01 Jul 2010, 17:23
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: The Purpose of installing SDM StereoData?
Replies: 12
Views: 8093

Re: The Purpose of installing SDM StereoData?

Another option, which worked me albeit in Windows, is to rename the files like this: left side (1,3,5,7,...) and right side (2,4,6,8,10) using a free, Creative Commons 3.0 software like http://www.den4b.com/downloads.php?project=ReNamer. ABBYY, Acrobat, and (probably) Omnipage will import based on f...
by mellow-yellow
29 Jun 2010, 20:31
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Needs source for Alltel Y-splitter
Replies: 3
Views: 5949

Re: Needs source for Alltel Y-splitter

It turns out that Daniel was hoping the Motorola Y splitter would work with the CA-1 without splicing and soldering (he wrote as much in an earlier post, sorry I don't have it available) instead of the Alltel device (mentioned above), but in fact, later posts suggest that *only* the Alltel device wo...