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
16 Sep 2011, 11:38
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch live.
Replies: 47
Views: 35442

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

The Mark 1 looks very beautifull, who's make is it? Is there already something written about it? Any building in progress pictures. Pity that there is no video from your speech on OHS. I hope you made a video by yourself seeing the poor quality of the videos already posted. Yours are usely much bett...
by the.traveller
13 Sep 2011, 17:51
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Add hidden text layer from different pdf files
Replies: 4
Views: 14562

Re: Add hidden text layer from different pdf files

I wonder if you have the original pictures what will happen if; A: You use comical to use the original photo's to make a zip or rar file of them. Will zipping them make it much smaller. It won't be searchable. B: You use the commercial OCR software ABBYY Finereader to scan your magazines and have a ...
by the.traveller
13 Sep 2011, 17:25
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: $DUTCH DESIGN SCHOOL WILLING TO RENT SCANNER$
Replies: 2
Views: 7947

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: 19495

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: 3993

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: 157719

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: 157719

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: 157719

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: 17157

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: 12422

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 ...