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
23 Jun 2013, 19:18
Forum: HELP
Topic: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats
Replies: 14
Views: 9103

Re: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats

Ok, I always thought you could text search .pdf's within say Adobe. I do this at work for documents I scan. - So where would performing OCR fit within the order of my above listed workflow? - How does OCR work when there are graphics and images on the page as well? In other words, by doing OCR does ...
by recaptcha
23 Jun 2013, 11:32
Forum: HELP
Topic: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats
Replies: 14
Views: 9103

Re: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats

And by leaving the final file in .pdf or djvu format, I wouldn't have to OCR, is this correct?

I didn't read all the way through the djvubind thread link, but in the OP it says it's currently Linux only.
by recaptcha
22 Jun 2013, 21:32
Forum: HELP
Topic: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats
Replies: 14
Views: 9103

Re: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats

Thanks. I'm kind of leaning towards a tablet (like the iPad) since tablets seem a bit more flexible, have better .pdf rendering, come in larger screen sizes, have colour screens and larger storage capacities. But yeah, the e-readers offer a nicer pure reading experience. Still making up my mind thou...
by recaptcha
22 Jun 2013, 02:52
Forum: HELP
Topic: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats
Replies: 14
Views: 9103

Re: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats

EPUB format is basically HTML files encapsulated in a container. HTML file = text format, so you have to convert images to text. That means OCR, Proof-reading, Correcting, Formatting to HTML, Creating the EPUB. Very time consuming, especially if the book structure is complex, because even commercia...
by recaptcha
21 Jun 2013, 10:44
Forum: HELP
Topic: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats
Replies: 14
Views: 9103

Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats

Hi, new to bookscanning, but a long term lurker on this board. Apologies for the noob questions but I would like to know a couple of things before I plunk down money for a DIY scanner kit: 1. My main purpose for scanning books is to read my own book collection on a portable e-reader. I don't actuall...
by recaptcha
13 Mar 2013, 09:00
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY Scanner for the poor, lazy, and space-challenged
Replies: 15
Views: 20167

Re: DIY Scanner for the poor, lazy, and space-challenged

What's your scanning speed like? It seems the act of sweeping a page would be infinitely slower. How fast does the scanner allow you to move it?
by recaptcha
12 Mar 2013, 01:54
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 104
Views: 97787

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

1). Do you ship to Canada?

2). Is this rev. still a beta?
by recaptcha
14 Jan 2012, 17:01
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 381135

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Is this thing ready for a 1.0 release yet? I have some money burning a hole in my pocket :)

Otherwise, is there a complete parts list available including ideas from latest revisions?
by recaptcha
22 Nov 2011, 12:22
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 381135

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Is there anyone in the Calgary or Western Canada area that would be interested in collaborating on building a couple of these? I figure it will be cheaper to fab and buy parts in bulk. aeturneus, check your pm box. I was just thinking about the bicycle brake camera trigger problem. Perhaps if you r...
by recaptcha
14 May 2011, 14:18
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 33988

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

I've often wondered about the feasibility of using a video camera., which could be set up overhead to film both open pages. This would allow hands free turning of pages. One could pause at each page. Of course this would involve more post-processing to capture the stills from each page, so, not sure...