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
13 Sep 2011, 17:25
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: $DUTCH DESIGN SCHOOL WILLING TO RENT SCANNER$
Replies: 2
Views: 7819

Re: $DUTCH DESIGN SCHOOL WILLING TO RENT SCANNER$

Direct help is to be found at the university in Eindhoven, they have a Zeutschel OS 12000 Bookcopy. Contact the university about the possibilities and cost. You need a harddisk with USB connection to store your scans. When I used it last year it was free to use for everybody, now I don't know. It is...
by the.traveller
06 Sep 2011, 05:32
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Platen: Theory And Practice
Replies: 18
Views: 18895

Re: Platen: Theory And Practice

(I'll add a diagram later to better visualise), but you have the camera optical axis centered on the platen which messes up my perfect theoretical world!! I'm thinking that the distance of the camera from the edge of the platen will change the platen angle required to hide the reflection. ie. If th...
by the.traveller
06 Sep 2011, 03:36
Forum: Software
Topic: Outline of software to use
Replies: 7
Views: 3792

Re: Outline of software to use

@ ManoH: First tell the good people on what operating system you're working. Maybe it will be easier to reply with a solution.

Go to http://diybookscanner.org/wiki/index.ph ... o_Software for different OCR packages which could be used.
by the.traveller
27 Aug 2011, 16:25
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development
Replies: 29
Views: 156011

Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

@Snaguy I've visited the Communtu site. Interesting, maybe this is also interesting for others. There are 3715 pages with names of packages which can be put into an bundle. I took some of them to show you and others as a reference of possibilities. I looked to the first 75 pages and here is the resu...
by the.traveller
27 Aug 2011, 10:09
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development
Replies: 29
Views: 156011

Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

What to call this release? BSubuntu may be one choice but BS is often short for Bull Sh*t. So any suggestions would be welcome! What do you think of: Linux on documents v 10.10 (LOD v10.10) or Ubuntu on documents v 10.10 (UoD v 10.10) I specialy refer to documents because one can scan all kind of p...
by the.traveller
27 Aug 2011, 09:55
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development
Replies: 29
Views: 156011

Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

What to exclude from the CD to make space? When I get to this point I will have a look at what can be chopped. Where to host the CD images? Suggestions welcome. Why take a cd, just make it an DVD with all the goodies you can think of. Burning a 20 cent dvd against a 10 cent cd. Or make it an instal...
by the.traveller
17 Aug 2011, 13:44
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Fix Keystoning via hardware adjustments
Replies: 37
Views: 16261

Re: Fix Keystoning via hardware adjustments

@ dpc: How did you get that x mark in your display? Is it standard in your camera display or is it something which you added into CHDK or SDK? @Eppi: A very nice addition towards the explanation from jay. That was the last part which I have not included in the Excel sheet yet, due to a short holiday...
by the.traveller
17 Aug 2011, 12:10
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Scanning Plastic Books
Replies: 9
Views: 12115

Re: Scanning Plastic Books

I am still curious about the warping effect occuring Skids, is the plastic covering the photo's warped? So is there air in between? Or is this caused by the inaccurate placing of the camera. I mean, is the camera placed in a 90 degrees angle to the album you take photographs from? In the picture of ...
by the.traveller
14 Aug 2011, 04:39
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Defuse the light
Replies: 8
Views: 13945

Re: Defuse the light

Well summer has been a bummer. It rained most of the days and my scanner still hasn't been build. So I can't show my theory in practice.
by the.traveller
14 Aug 2011, 04:29
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Scanning Plastic Books
Replies: 9
Views: 12115

Re: Scanning Plastic Books

Isn't it possible to temporaraly remove the plastic. I have photo albums from the 70's which fall apart because the adhesive plastic has lost it's glue-ing effect. It will take more time lifting the plastic sheet and putting it back, but it will negate the reflection and the curves. Otherwise you bu...