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 Moonboy242
20 Dec 2010, 05:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Need Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 3784

Re: Need Ideas

I saw some posts about triggering cameras without using the custom firmware.. any more specifics on that? Anyone who has the patience to use a flatbed to scan the amount of materials a student uses in school has one advantage in this area: you're used to less than optimal tools to do the job. ;) Th...
by Moonboy242
20 Dec 2010, 05:43
Forum: HELP
Topic: Blank Pages
Replies: 4
Views: 2702

Re: Blank Pages

I capture blank pages and process them as normal. Like you said, it messes up the original pagination of a book if you take them out. The only processing steps I really pay attention to with blank pages are the margins where I try to ensure the pages are the same exact size as the originals, and "bl...
by Moonboy242
17 Dec 2010, 17:09
Forum: Software
Topic: Anyone ever hear of "Canti: Manga Management"
Replies: 2
Views: 1890

Anyone ever hear of "Canti: Manga Management"

I was lurking in the Mobiread forums and came across this thread: http://www.bitcake.com/?page=project_canti It appears to be some kind of scan / image processor for comic books. I haven't tried it yet, but I am wondering if this may be useful for those of us who regularly digitize image / color int...
by Moonboy242
10 Dec 2010, 08:56
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Sawing off book gutters for sheet fed scanning
Replies: 11
Views: 28452

Re: Sawing off book gutters for sheet fed scanning

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! MY EYES!!! THEY BURN!!! :(

Why, dear gawd, why?!!! It makes me sad inside to see a book eviscerated so. Please, please, please.... build one of the second generation book scanners and stop the murder. ;)
by Moonboy242
04 Dec 2010, 09:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning
Replies: 11
Views: 54738

Re: Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning

Noobie (var: noob, Newb), adj: 1. Someone who is new, or inexperienced.

Sorry. It's one of those old words that has been commandeered by the L337-speak crowd online. :mrgreen:
by Moonboy242
28 Nov 2010, 10:27
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Let's talk about Lighting
Replies: 90
Views: 61945

Re: Let's talk about Lighting

I'm certin there are a whole bunch of technical details that I don't know, but... "Lighting. Though not archivally appropriate, I prefer the brightness of floody daylight halogens. Get Edison "Reveal" or other daylight halogen Par38 bulbs with bubbly lens. Quantity: 2." The best way I know to sum th...
by Moonboy242
21 Nov 2010, 10:15
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: A task for volunteers: handling out of memory situations
Replies: 12
Views: 6930

Re: A task for volunteers: handling out of memory situations

Tulon, thank you for your work on Scan Tailor. Without it bookscanning wouldn't be worth the effort to me! The crashes I have experienced in Scan Tailor have always been out of memory issues and my solutions have been a pretty easy for me: 1. When I scan large books or image heavy books I ALWAYS sav...
by Moonboy242
16 Nov 2010, 20:20
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Input on the best way to build a portable scanner
Replies: 33
Views: 14000

Re: Input on the best way to build a portable scanner

There's this example of a portable bookscanner: http://bkrpr.org/doku.php The primary challenge I can think of (I'm sure others will have more insight) is obtaining accurate and consistent scans. Most errors associated with scanning can be corrected using ScanTailor and Gimp, the real variable is th...
by Moonboy242
15 Nov 2010, 21:34
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Two Camera/One Switch Solution (Finally)
Replies: 10
Views: 10783

Re: Two Camera/One Switch Solution (Finally)

I just received my remote(s) in the mail. They are exactly as pictured in the web site, very nice craftsmanship... they look like commercially made equipment. They also work perfectly. I ordered the standard remote with two USB plugs and 4 feet of cable. Frans was very helpful and responsive in his ...
by Moonboy242
15 Nov 2010, 21:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Another 80/20 Build
Replies: 15
Views: 11677

Re: Another 80/20 Build

railman, that is seriouslynice! You could probably put that on a glass table top with some indirect light and pass it as art just as easily as a functional device.

Absolutely beautiful.