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 ilmarmors
18 Aug 2015, 02:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Anti-reflective glass
Replies: 7
Views: 4214

Anti-reflective glass

I'm building Archivist for myself and not only for myself and one of my goals is to get as high quality outcome as possible reasonably. One of the things that is important is glass platens because they are between camera and scanned object. Although Archivist is designed so that angles are close to ...
by ilmarmors
13 Jul 2015, 12:18
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Soraa LED color temperature and flat top snap accessory
Replies: 2
Views: 6352

Soraa LED color temperature and flat top snap accessory

I read that suggested high quality LEDs are Soraa 00919: http://www.diybookscanner.org/archivist/?page_id=278 From manufacturer page : Manufacturer reference ID: SM16-07-10D-927-03 Lamp description: Vivid 2700K 95CRI 7.5W 10 degree Rated voltage: 12V Rated power: 7.5W Nominal CCT: 2700K From Wikiped...
by ilmarmors
24 Jun 2015, 16:15
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning
Replies: 20
Views: 19431

Re: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning

If you want to use AC adapter for QX1 (or any model that is compatible with Sony AC-PW20 adapter) there are cheaper 3rd party alternatives, starting from 20$ - search for "Sony NEX DC coupler". For example, http://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=sony+dc+coupler+nex Or search ebay.com for AC-PW20. T...
by ilmarmors
24 Jun 2015, 10:14
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning
Replies: 20
Views: 19431

Re: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning

I bought Sony QX1 and tinkered with it a little bit. Open APIs is way to go. I want to do what I want with camera without any hacks. Simple JSON-RPC calls are very easy to implement. Here are my preliminary finding and conclusions for using Sony QX1 for Book Scanner: Without memory card inserted you...
by ilmarmors
06 Jun 2015, 18:34
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning
Replies: 20
Views: 19431

Re: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning

Anybody has any experience with Sony QX1 as Bookscanner cameras? I am looking at possibility to use them as dedicated cameras for DIY Bookscanner with reasonable quality, reasonable price and fully controllable via documented API. Product page with comparison with other cameras in QX series: http://...