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 clemd973
06 Mar 2011, 08:56
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Clemd's DIY build in photos
Replies: 48
Views: 65638

Re: Clemd's DIY build in photos

How thick were the books that were giving you trouble? If I remember correctly, we couldn't decipher this part of the build very well from the original plans. The first placement of the slides was not far enough to the left to give the proper amount of rightward movement to accommodate even a mediu...
by clemd973
05 Mar 2011, 08:26
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Clemd's DIY build in photos
Replies: 48
Views: 65638

Re: Clemd's DIY build in photos

Drake: I did reduce the size of the triangles...don't remember why. Please continue...
by clemd973
03 Mar 2011, 09:15
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Clemd's DIY build in photos
Replies: 48
Views: 65638

Re: Clemd's DIY build in photos

Everybody is trying to keep me in debt. Do you have a time frame on when you might know either way? If so, do you think I could beg for first refusal? Sure, I'll give you right of first refusal. I'll know by the end of next week...hopefully. Stay tuned! Pricing around $130...comes with two separate...
by clemd973
03 Mar 2011, 00:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Clemd's DIY build in photos
Replies: 48
Views: 65638

Re: Clemd's DIY build in photos

Ha ha. Yeah, that's him, he has a new identity. It's the address he used when he signed up here the second time (which didn't go as well as it might have). I still want to keep that unfortunate situation out of our daily lives/discussion here, and keep things positive, open, and productive (as they...
by clemd973
01 Mar 2011, 10:23
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Clemd's DIY build in photos
Replies: 48
Views: 65638

Re: Clemd's DIY build in photos

...That is much clearer. Because I like things even I'll probably just increase the 22" boards to 25" which will actually make the entire scanner uneven because the column will be off center..." Three inches wont make a big difference with balance, etc.; but it will make a big difference in functio...
by clemd973
28 Feb 2011, 13:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Clemd's DIY build in photos
Replies: 48
Views: 65638

Re: Clemd's DIY build in photos

Drake,

The three light setup: (10W LED)
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by clemd973
28 Feb 2011, 13:16
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Clemd's DIY build in photos
Replies: 48
Views: 65638

Re: Clemd's DIY build in photos

I have a suggestion for your Van der Klamp switch. Rather than using hot glue, pick up some of that HandiTak poster mounting stuff. That is a great idea. I have a supply drawer in the table I have my scanner mounted to so I'm going to put some in there to use when I need to replace the batteries. T...
by clemd973
27 Feb 2011, 23:14
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Clemd's DIY build in photos
Replies: 48
Views: 65638

Re: Clemd's DIY build in photos

I ended up going with the same lights you have and am a little disappointed to hear about the blue but hopefully it won't be a problem for me since I can't afford Adobe Light Room 3 :lol: I actually ended up getting four lights and am still waiting for them to arrive. I'm curious about your desire ...
by clemd973
27 Feb 2011, 10:12
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 338260

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

If anyone is interested in a no solder solution for your camera switch, Daniel solved it. I don't seem to have saved the thread where he suggested this might work so I'm posting it here where it'll probably get more attention anyway. You go on ebay and find one of the two sellers hawking a usb spli...
by clemd973
27 Feb 2011, 10:09
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Clemd's DIY build in photos
Replies: 48
Views: 65638

Re: Clemd's DIY build in photos

I was wondering if you had added your third light yet and could post a pic/comments? Also, I have a question about your switch. Doesn't it have 4 small batteries in it that will eventually need to be replaced? Is it going to be a problem to remove it from the glue to change them? Thank you. Drake, ...