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 recaptcha
16 May 2018, 23:13
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanning larger numbers of 1980's Magazines help
Replies: 7
Views: 8473

Re: Scanning larger numbers of 1980's Magazines help

Questions: 1). How many magazines do you need to scan? 2). If you already have an OpticBook 3900 scanner, tell us why it's not working out for you. It seems like the most cost effective solution. Is the gutter not small enough for your magazines? 3). If you are looking at other scanning options, how...
by recaptcha
12 May 2018, 23:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Two cameras in a cube of plexiglass (inverted design, ≈ 1000 pp/h)
Replies: 7
Views: 9855

Re: Two cameras in a cube of plexiglass (inverted design, ≈ 1000 pp/h)

Any chance you might be able to do a video of this in operation soon?

Also, do you have a parts / price list?

Thanks!
by recaptcha
16 Mar 2018, 02:47
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Studio Mango Linear Fully Automatic Book Scanner
Replies: 1
Views: 8039

Studio Mango Linear Fully Automatic Book Scanner

Based on the original Dany Qumsiyeh DIY vacuum book scanner (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JuoOaL11bw), this is a professionally designed commercial linear bookscanner aimed at corporations like Google. https://studiomango.nl/portfolio/revyve/ I've been in touch with chief designer Paul Hendrikx ...
by recaptcha
01 Nov 2017, 01:13
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 16992

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

I don't see why the archivar shouldn't be able to scan books with tight gutters. It has a 90 degree platen, and the glass comes together right at the point of the join. Unless the join is not connected into a narrow enough point, I don't see a problem. Your own design is also 90 degrees with a plate...
by recaptcha
28 Sep 2017, 17:44
Forum: Software
Topic: Plustek 3800
Replies: 11
Views: 5690

Re: Plustek 3800

Genarcher, how do you find the Plustek 3800? Any problems? How long have you had the scanner?

Just wondering about the longevity of Plustek, because I've read a lot of poor reviews.
by recaptcha
22 Sep 2017, 19:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Autoscan feature in commercial scanner?
Replies: 10
Views: 11082

Re: Autoscan feature in commercial scanner?

Hi jpkeyzer,

Any update or info about the Microtek scanner?
by recaptcha
20 Sep 2017, 13:39
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Two cameras in a cube of plexiglass (inverted design, ≈ 1000 pp/h)
Replies: 7
Views: 9855

Re: Two cameras in a cube of plexiglass (inverted design, ≈ 1000 pp/h)

Interesting Jesu_Krist. 1. Did you buy the plexiglass already made as a cube? Or did you buy the plexiglass pieces and assemble it into a cube? If the latter, how did you fasten the pieces together? 2. Theoretically, it seems the bottom half of the cube that holds the cameras does not even really ne...
by recaptcha
18 Sep 2017, 01:14
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 146820

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

Thanks. Do you have diagrams or plans posted anywhere?
by recaptcha
15 Sep 2017, 18:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 146820

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

Is there an updated complete parts list for this?

Also, David, do you think your design will work for small pocket paperbacks from the 1960s?
by recaptcha
11 Sep 2017, 13:58
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Autoscan feature in commercial scanner?
Replies: 10
Views: 11082

Re: Autoscan feature in commercial scanner?

jpkeyzer wrote:
24 Aug 2017, 10:15

I have just purchased a Microtek XT3500 scanner and will be testing this.
Can I ask where you bought your XT-3500?