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
24 Oct 2010, 23:50
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New Standard Scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 4447

New Standard Scanner

I completed my final build (for now). You may recognize it - it's a "New Standard" with two modified articulating camera mounts. IMG_2233.JPG Why go through all the trouble of building two scanners only to settle on a third that I could (and should) have built first? I dunno. I guess I needed to bui...
by Moonboy242
18 Oct 2010, 16:40
Forum: Chat
Topic: Apple iPad announced
Replies: 29
Views: 16322

Re: Apple iPad announced

A word of advice on Verizon and the iPad. Once you get the scratch together to buy one you will probably be hooked on it hard. You're gonna burn through the MB limits Verizon places on their data plan and it will cost you deep. I am not a fan of Verizon even though I have cell service with them. Wha...
by Moonboy242
15 Oct 2010, 21:18
Forum: Software
Topic: Creating PDFs with margins and gutters from images
Replies: 7
Views: 4409

Re: Creating PDFs with margins and gutters from images

I use PrimoPDF for my output from TIFF files in a program called "Thumbsplus". My print workflow looks like this: 1. Measure actual height and width of the page(s) in the book I am scanning. Example: 11 inch height, 8.5 inch width. 2. I then measure the actual margins of the pages I am scanning. Exa...
by Moonboy242
15 Oct 2010, 20:56
Forum: HELP
Topic: anti-keystoning software
Replies: 18
Views: 14092

Re: anti-keystoning software

How about these two: http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ http://shiftn.de/ The first one (Hugin) is insanely equipped with all kinds of image correction and manipulation tools. I plan on using this to stitch together some old National Geographic maps and WW2 aircraft posters I have been trying to digitize...
by Moonboy242
07 Oct 2010, 14:36
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: x
Replies: 27
Views: 16082

Re: Scanner Build: "SAL|˩AƧ" by Univurshul

WoW!!

Dude. Seriously. Patent that thing, because some huge corporation is going to try to profit from your creativity.

Awesome build! :mrgreen:
by Moonboy242
29 Sep 2010, 15:46
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Sort question - even odd problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4764

Re: Sort question - even odd problem

Using the Scan Tailor function is the fastest way to rotate pages. No argument there. However, and this is a matter of preference, my processing workflow includes batch renames of the odd and even pages prior to Scan Tailor processing. Why? I do it as a kind of check to ensure that I've actually ima...
by Moonboy242
18 Sep 2010, 19:31
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My New Standard - Plexiglass Platen
Replies: 2
Views: 2352

Re: My New Standard - Plexiglass Platen

Congrats admartin on your build. It looks beefy and solid! As univurshul said, you should consider converting those 2x4 camera posts into articulating arms (2 large brackets like the ones you used for the camera mounts would suffice, along with a pair of 4 in bolts, two washers, and two butterfly bo...
by Moonboy242
16 Sep 2010, 18:57
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Sort question - even odd problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4764

Re: Sort question - even odd problem

Kicker, there may be a second option to 'batch processing". Have you tried processing the odd numbered pages first and then the even numbered pages second? Once processed in Scan Tailor you can then combine the odd and even files into one folder for PDF processing. You do have to keep track of the m...
by Moonboy242
16 Sep 2010, 18:30
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 326528

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

For texts that large you may want to consider purchasing a single sheet of acrylic and building a single camera scanner like JJJM did here http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=395 . I use 1/4 in acrylic from Loews Home Improvement that comes in sheets 24in x 36in. It would take a ...
by Moonboy242
12 Sep 2010, 05:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Low cost book scanning for Dummies
Replies: 5
Views: 9548

Re: Low cost book scanning for Dummies

JJJM, could you post your Ultra Intervalometer script? I'm having difficulty getting my settings right for 7 to 8 seconds as you've recommended.

Thanks. :)