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
03 Sep 2010, 05:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Regarding cradle slides....
Replies: 3
Views: 2492

Regarding cradle slides....

... What are they for? My first guess is that they help the base move laterally to accomdate platen placement flush with a book. Is this correct? I see a pretty even mix of designs that do and do not incorporate this feature. What are the results?
by Moonboy242
30 Aug 2010, 11:59
Forum: Chat
Topic: What's broken about eBooks? What would un-break them?
Replies: 43
Views: 21792

Re: What's broken about eBooks? What would un-break them?

No problem spamsicle... It was one of those hand -> forehead moments... I simply scan and then process my books two chapters at a time. The final product ends up being a folder named "The Story of..." with files in it named "CH 001 to 002" or whatever. The important thing is that each file include a...
by Moonboy242
27 Aug 2010, 12:25
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Brainstorming about portable book scanners.
Replies: 51
Views: 27847

Re: Brainstorming about portable book scanners.

I recently saw this: http://bkrpr.org/blog/ Its the second story down. Ive actually started building this using a two part platen that will facilitate breaking the whole thing down to carry in a medium roll aboard bag. So far so good. I plan on using two styrofoam wedges to provide the 45 degree ang...
by Moonboy242
26 Aug 2010, 12:06
Forum: Chat
Topic: What's broken about eBooks? What would un-break them?
Replies: 43
Views: 21792

Re: What's broken about eBooks? What would un-break them?

univershul has hit upon something I hadn't realized until I had read this post: Bookscanning has become a kind of passion for me. Where and when did this start? The minute I sat up in bed with a migraine and said to myself "I can build one of those bookscanners." I measured wood, laid down meticulou...
by Moonboy242
24 Aug 2010, 14:05
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Updated Portable Scanning Rig
Replies: 2
Views: 2517

Updated Portable Scanning Rig

Well, here we go... my first post. Pretty sure everyone has seen this at one time or another. It's a portable scanning rig that uses a "no platen" approach with minimal parts: http://www.instructables.com/id/New-Improved-Portable-Paperless-Digital-Copy-M/ There is also an older version that the crea...
by Moonboy242
23 Aug 2010, 18:28
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 401275

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

Greetings! My name is Jay. I have a lot of books and have been looking for a way to digitize them for years. I stumbled on this website by accident and it's changed the way I look at books. Literally. I've built my own bookscanner that is a simple hybrid of some of the easy and innovative ideas I've...