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
06 Sep 2011, 03:36
Forum: Software
Topic: Outline of software to use
Replies: 7
Views: 4751

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: 163927

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: 163927

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: 163927

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: 20831

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: 13801

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: 15837

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: 13801

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...
by the.traveller
24 Jul 2011, 08:59
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: alternative to abbyy?
Replies: 13
Views: 16426

Re: alternative to abbyy?

Snaguy: I used Snagit to record the video. Don't you mean Camtasia from Techsmith, also the makers of Snagit. I have never been working with Abby Finereader, but it sure looks very nice. Do you have to purchase a special edition of Abby or is this possible even in the cheaper versions. (I see you h...
by the.traveller
20 Jul 2011, 14:22
Forum: Chat
Topic: ALL the things!
Replies: 1
Views: 3045

Re: ALL the things!

Only if I can pay her half the money. :lol:

Eh, actually no because then I need to read the book and act like an adult.