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 Gerard
01 Apr 2012, 14:37
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Canon A3300?
Replies: 4
Views: 4245

Re: Canon A3300?

Thanks for the reply. I should have been more clear with what I want to do. I don't actually need to change settings or have a live preview of the cameras on my computer. this is an open issue, we have only http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2520 for now, you could also make exper...
by Gerard
01 Apr 2012, 04:40
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Canon A3300?
Replies: 4
Views: 4245

Re: Canon A3300?

- Control the cameras from the computer (Linux) and directly input the images as they're taken. we have no ready to use solution for this, development is going on with * http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2520 * all chdk enabled cameras (see ptpcamgui and chdkcam) the canon a3300i...
by Gerard
27 Mar 2012, 13:00
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: scan-manager -- python app for controlling tethered cameras
Replies: 99
Views: 76586

Re: scan-manager -- python app for controlling tethered came

The CHDK PTP stuff, particularly with the live view patch, looks promising, though the list of cameras it seems to support is even more limited than the PS-ReC SDK at the moment (but at least it's growing). From the CHDK site it looks like there are only a few cameras that have CHDK binaries with P...
by Gerard
27 Mar 2012, 12:10
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: scan-manager -- python app for controlling tethered cameras
Replies: 99
Views: 76586

Re: scan-manager -- python app for controlling tethered came

it's a pity but the cam that are very cheap (e.g. my PowerShoot A494) are not on the list, sometimes i'am regrading it that i dind not spend more on cams, for now i'am stuck with my a495 and a chdk solution if you wont 3 seconds (this is how fast i can turn the pages) between shooting and also have ...
by Gerard
27 Mar 2012, 09:53
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: scan-manager -- python app for controlling tethered cameras
Replies: 99
Views: 76586

Re: scan-manager -- python app for controlling tethered came

Nice where did you found the "windows tethering libraries" for python, currently i'am writing a similar application for chdk enabled cameras (small cameras does not have a build in tethering feature) my long term plan is to write something with a plugin structure for different image sources (chdk ca...
by Gerard
23 Mar 2012, 15:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A desktop Scribe-like scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 6660

Re: A desktop Scribe-like scanner

i would recommend something none flammable (black fabric used on stages) in german it's called molton http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&lang=d ... rch=molton
by Gerard
21 Mar 2012, 16:18
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Options for remote triggering Canon DSLRs & Powershots
Replies: 23
Views: 23179

Re: Options for remote triggering Canon DSLRs & Powershots

it's maybe a little overshoot, but you could install virtualbox (not the opensource edition) or vmware and install two virtual machines with the EOS Utility. you can tunnel an usb device to an virtual machine, so you have to tunnel one cam to the one machine and the other cam to the other next you n...
by Gerard
21 Mar 2012, 07:18
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: RoBook Scanner (Proudly Philippine Made!)
Replies: 7
Views: 15162

Re: RoBook Scanner (Proudly Philippine Made!)

Hi, nice pice of work and still a lot of todo
E^3 wrote: Note:
Copyright and Patented
what ist patended and in wich country and what does it mean for the diy community
by Gerard
15 Mar 2012, 21:52
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: RepRap 3D Print a Book Scanner Body
Replies: 4
Views: 7157

Re: RepRap 3D Print a Book Scanner Body

you will still need a lot of rod cutting and "vitamins" (none printable parts) and the next problem is, see the hackspace wood scanner, it is a well designed piece of work, look at how many iterations and work is behind (do not underestimate the amount of work to design a working prototype) just rep...
by Gerard
08 Mar 2012, 17:38
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Seebach's build blog
Replies: 8
Views: 6859

Re: Seebach's build blog

my 240W (two 120W) halogen produce a lot of heat, 1000W direct spotted on a book could maybe damage the book or your eyes

the light color is not the only point, you need have to look at the spectrum,