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 brosskgm » 10 Sep 2012, 14:11

This is looking real nice. Any updates?

Do you have plans to share?

I reacall you mentioned that you went with other than the Ardino.
Do you have the code you'd like to share that worked on the Ardino?

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jck57 wrote:Starting on the new aluminum version.
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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by brosskgm » 14 Sep 2012, 11:34

Very nice. Would you by chance have plans for the old version?

Thanks.
Bob

jck57 wrote:Starting on the new aluminum version.
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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 16 Sep 2012, 11:29

I don't have CNC equipment so none of the parts required CAD drawings for me to make them. The designs evolve as I try different things. Detailed plans would require measuring everything to make CAD. It's been years since I've designed with CAD and I no longer have the software I used before. Also, it may sound selfish but I don't have the motivation to do all the uncreative tedious work necessary to produce free plans.

I would gladly share my Arduino script but that computer died. If I can recover the script I will post it here.

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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by brosskgm » 16 Sep 2012, 13:28

Not selfish,

Every so offten I do the same thing. Pictures you are posting help a lot as it moves forward.

The code would be great if you recover it. I'm familiyar with "C" but not enough to do it myself yet. So far I'm only able to get a motor to turn forward & backward is as far as I have got.

Thanks
Bob

jck57 wrote:I don't have CNC equipment so none of the parts required CAD drawings for me to make them. The designs evolve as I try different things. Detailed plans would require measuring everything to make CAD. It's been years since I've designed with CAD and I no longer have the software I used before. Also, it may sound selfish but I don't have the motivation to do all the uncreative tedious work necessary to produce free plans.

I would gladly share my Arduino script but that computer died. If I can recover the script I will post it here.

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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 20 Sep 2012, 22:22

Similar to the plywood version, this model has pulleys, a cable, and a screw crank to adjust the cradle halves for book sizing.


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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by markvdb » 21 Sep 2012, 04:12

Interesting, only there seems to have been a problem with embedding. I looked at your post's source to try and fix that for you:

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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 21 Sep 2012, 09:18

[quote="markvdb"]Interesting, only there seems to have been a problem with embedding. I looked at your post's source to try and fix that for you:

Thanks, Mark. Any idea of why my youtube embed didn't work?

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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 22 Sep 2012, 08:50

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jgs1wwHDqQo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by M@rtijn » 25 Sep 2012, 02:52

When you look into the source code you will see in your post jgs1wwHDqQo&feature=youtu.be and in the other jgs1wwHDqQo&feature=player_embedded.

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Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Post by jck57 » 07 Oct 2012, 22:04

Mock-up of a mechanism I designed for converting rotary servo motion into right-angle motion for an improved page presser.



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