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

Monson's Servo Auto 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.
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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 10 May 2012, 09:16

Tilting spine cradle.
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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by daniel_reetz » 10 May 2012, 10:55

Great work, as usual. Is the large offset to accommodate your robotic arms/stuff?

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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 10 May 2012, 11:26

daniel_reetz wrote: Is the large offset to accommodate your robotic arms/stuff?
There are really two separate bases that slide-adjust to fit different book sizes.

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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 26 May 2012, 16:13

Air blasts replace mechanical page flipper and page flattener. Pneumatics salvaged from my first auto-scanner build. http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/vie ... f=14&t=940


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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 07 Jun 2012, 11:30

New 75 degree cradle angle. Pressers now feature slides that contact the pages and prevent the paper from folding up in the gutter as the pressers wedge down.


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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by mjklin » 07 Jun 2012, 14:28

Excellent! Do you have to adjust the wheel assembly for the thickness of the book?

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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 07 Jun 2012, 17:34

mjklin wrote:Excellent! Do you have to adjust the wheel assembly for the thickness of the book?
Thanks, mjklin. Don't have to adjust for thickness but do have to adjust for page size. The rubber wheel pusher works best when it hits the page close to the corner.

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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by brosskgm » 13 Jul 2012, 19:47

Do you have a latest instruction/parts file to share?

I found one for an earlier one but not # 8 or I must really be over looking it.

I really like the idea of the robotic one.

Thanks
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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 25 Jul 2012, 18:01

brosskgm wrote:Do you have a latest instruction/parts file to share?

I found one for an earlier one but not # 8 or I must really be over looking it.

I really like the idea of the robotic one.
I keep revising stuff. Now working on a prototype constructed without plywood.

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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 28 Aug 2012, 22:18

Starting on the new aluminum version.
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