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 dingodog
30 Apr 2015, 08:29
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: GMIC, great discovery
Replies: 14
Views: 9312

Re: GMIC, great discovery

if you are running gmic in Linux, it would be very helpful to have gmic packaged as standalone package able to run (hopefully) on every linux distro, since compilation og gmic is not possible in older distro, while gmic is very useful you need to download cde http://www.pgbovine.net/cde.html and pac...
by dingodog
17 Jan 2015, 17:24
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: joinpdf: merge images with different extensions in one pdf
Replies: 0
Views: 2606

joinpdf: merge images with different extensions in one pdf

I discovered some time ago this interesting page: http://onetransistor.blogspot.it/2014/11/high-quality-scanning-and-low-file-size.html regarding book scanning workflows this page contained a snippet of C code based on leptonica library that makes able to build a binary utility able to merge togethe...
by dingodog
20 Nov 2014, 10:53
Forum: HELP
Topic: Error With Internet Archive Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

Re: Error With Internet Archive Conversion

derivation logs explain what was wrong about derivation stopped; if anything was wrong, the owner of this test account needs to look at derivation log and eventually ask for help
by dingodog
22 Oct 2014, 08:33
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanning stand for smartphones and tablets
Replies: 2
Views: 3313

Re: Scanning stand for smartphones and tablets

you are welcome, but there are several things I disagree in your prototype: - no digital cameras support - if you want to cite a specific model of tablet o be more explicative, you cannot to cite only the Apple product, since this can alienate the sympathy of many people owning samsung, acer or what...
by dingodog
17 Oct 2014, 18:30
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Laser Scanning Results
Replies: 19
Views: 16184

Re: Laser Scanning Results

many thanks, a valuable post

thanks for spending your time to made this useful checklist

regarding the laser, in my country are only allowed 1 milliwatt powered laser; it is enough or not?
by dingodog
17 Oct 2014, 10:49
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Laser Scanning Results
Replies: 19
Views: 16184

Re: Laser Scanning Results

it would be useful a complete tutorial for people not as skilled as you into laser equipment scanning to try to experiment by themselves, describing all hardware needed
by dingodog
11 Oct 2014, 21:02
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 435525

Re: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

I'm glad to see this project live again!!! useful for people like me having not a so great manual ability for these kind of do yourself works
by dingodog
08 May 2014, 09:31
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New MDF/PVC scanner for Brazil
Replies: 6
Views: 7303

Re: New MDF/PVC scanner for Brazil

are you planning to sell this copy stand as kit to assembly? It could be very useful for people loving bookscanning but having very poor manual ability
by dingodog
06 Feb 2014, 19:42
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor is looking for a new maintainer
Replies: 30
Views: 21822

Re: Scan Tailor is looking for a new maintainer

As intensive scantailor user, I have to say that I have not suffered from lacking of new releases since thew latest release Tulon made Everything worked fine, I made bookscans like and better than googlebooks Scantailor is almost perfect (it will be perfect when dewarping will be enhanced and improv...
by dingodog
06 Jan 2014, 09:14
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Windows vs Linux workflow
Replies: 5
Views: 9058

Re: Windows vs Linux workflow

to create searchable pdf under Linux from scans putted into a multipage pdf file, I found that the free version of X-change pdf viewer - http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer with its free ocr modules - http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr works very well with ...