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

Mass Production DIY Book Scanner.

Built a scanner? Started to build a scanner? Record your progress here. Doesn't need to be a whole scanner - triggers and other parts are fine. Commercial scanners are fine too.

Re: Mass Production DIY Book Scanner.

Post by Vic » 16 Aug 2011, 17:54

Tagging along.

This sounds very interesting. After having scanned 695/1021 of my aquarium magazine collection on a flatbed scanner, this will really speed up my archive. :D



Re: Mass Production DIY Book Scanner.

Post by Vic » 06 Jan 2012, 04:07

Any updates on this project?


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Re: Mass Production DIY Book Scanner.

Post by daniel_reetz » 06 Jan 2012, 09:02

Sure is... see this thread on the design I produced:

http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtop ... f=1&t=1192

I'm still working on actually selling kits, but you can get one of these cut right now at a local hackerspace.


Re: Mass Production DIY Book Scanner.

Post by Vic » 06 Jan 2012, 12:16

Wow........ nice scanner. I'm going to wait till you start selling the final product because I am really really really not a handy guy.

Good luck.


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Suggestion to save weight

Post by tresho » 15 Feb 2012, 00:46

:idea: Internal metal panels in aircraft are riddled with holes large & small, situated so that they keep the weight of the entire structure minimal without compromising strength.
If holes were designed & tested to ensure they don't compromise function of a mass-produced DIY scanner, they could then be manufactured by the same CNC routing as is currently done.
That should save on shipping costs.

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