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 the.traveller
02 Nov 2011, 11:24
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: New 3D Scanner by HP
Replies: 2
Views: 3834

Re: New 3D Scanner by HP

Well looking to HP's own explanation here: http://www.hp.com/canada/portal/hho/digital_photography/organize_archive_photos/tips/3d_scanning.html it could be nice to use it for making scrapbooks. But for the application of scanning 2d paper, for me it doesn't give me an advantage over the scanners ou...
by the.traveller
26 Oct 2011, 14:06
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Lytro
Replies: 1
Views: 3319

Re: Lytro

Nice, but on this moment only for Apple... And not usefull for taking pictures from paper. You have only one plane to focus on. The depth of focus of this new camera is dependend on the various objects (emitting) dispersing the available light. I don't think that you will get a 3d picture from a col...
by the.traveller
20 Oct 2011, 11:15
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: I would like to buy a book scanner from somebody
Replies: 7
Views: 16752

Re: I would like to buy a book scanner from somebody

Hi, I'm getting rid of one that I built myself. It works rather well (I'm moving to a smaller place and have no room)... I used the blueprints provided by the king of DIYbookscanner.org himself. http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff384/jaavila1/IMG_9811.jpg I live in southern california and am ask...
by the.traveller
20 Oct 2011, 11:11
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: I would like to buy a book scanner from somebody
Replies: 7
Views: 16752

Re: I would like to buy a book scanner from somebody

tcg2ki wrote:I would a copy of the blueprints. How do i reach this King? Who is he?
I think he mean's Daniel, the guy who's picture you see on the right of the second posting in this thread and father of this website.
by the.traveller
20 Oct 2011, 10:41
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: .
Replies: 2
Views: 2117

Re: Making my scanner on the CNC

It looks very promising.

Isn't there a possibility to block further down movement of your machine to prevent drilling into your table?
by the.traveller
18 Oct 2011, 04:41
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 350899

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

I think I have found a good way to handle the glass using a 1/4" bit so as not to require a tool change. Create your channels for the glass leaving 1/8" of material on the bottom edge (See drawing). This would allow you to replace the glass as needed. Then just use some 1/8" diameter rope available...
by the.traveller
18 Oct 2011, 04:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 350899

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

To everyone who is interested in joining with others. First step is to complete your member profile. Put your world location into your profile it will be easier to contact each other. Something like; City, State, Country In this way sharing costs will be easier. It doesn't look like the member sear...
by the.traveller
13 Oct 2011, 05:25
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 350899

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

Wouldn't a couple more channels make it adjustable enough? Maybe a flat along the length of the round dowel for infinite adjustment? Or do you want to avoid having to make any adjustments at all? Yes, that would work, but it's a pain to adjust the book while scanning. I would like to make a system ...
by the.traveller
13 Oct 2011, 04:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 350899

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

I'd be interested in pooling with someone once a few of the earliest kinks are worked out. I'm in the NYC metro area. I don't know anyone else in town interested in having one of their own. To everyone who is interested in joining with others. First step is to complete your member profile. Put your...
by the.traveller
04 Oct 2011, 04:34
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch live.
Replies: 47
Views: 36310

Re: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch liv

I hardly can't wait for the final drawing. I hope the drawing will be accompanied with the dimensions since I don't have a laser cutter. But can use a small handsaw. Ah, school days are coming back to my mind. If the seperate parts can be printed seperately onto A3 or A4 paper then cut out and then ...