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
20 Nov 2014, 10:53
Forum: HELP
Topic: Error With Internet Archive Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 2833

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: 3018

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: 14449

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: 14449

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: 400457

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: 6443

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: 19777

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: 8378

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 ...
by dingodog
31 Dec 2013, 21:17
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Xcanex book scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 7871

Re: Xcanex book scanner

the major fault of this scanner is that is designed to work ONLY WITH MICRO$OFT POOR O.S. As seasoned linux user, I'm insulted by devices not os independent and surely this company lost my money

a camera is 1000 times better since it can work independently from os
by dingodog
07 Nov 2013, 17:24
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: suggestions for low budget cameras with sharpen edges focus
Replies: 4
Views: 2956

Re: suggestions for low budget cameras with sharpen edges fo

If would be interesting to compare the camera's JPG images with the RAW images they were produced from, to see if the correction affects the sharpness. I second this. Unfortunately As far I know, there is no way to get raw images from my nikon coolpix L20 (may be I'm wrong on this side), so I'm con...