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

A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

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: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Post by jcolon1100 » 25 Jun 2012, 22:31

Can someone give me a link for the LED lamp and the powersouce? That is canadian shipping friendly? How do I wire it?
Many thanks,
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Post by mellow-yellow » 26 Jun 2012, 12:06

Thanks dpc!

Working solutions:
#1: Temporarily removed clamps in favor of electrical trigger
#2: See video
#3: Disabled "widescreen", which opened the top and bottom of the viewfinder enough to position the gutter on the bottom of the frame.
#4: Set white balance to auto removed the blue. (BTW, I'm using LED, not halogen as I previously wrote.)
#5: Yes, painting black would probably help glare.



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JColon1100, the Shopping List for this build has information on the LED:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... YMGc#gid=0

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Post by pfreim » 28 Jun 2012, 18:05

Can I see the dimensions for all these parts in dxf file?
A CNC service providers can start with these dxf files?

Artwork v0.9.10 ..is this the latest Version ?

best regards

Paul

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Post by rob » 29 Jun 2012, 09:42

No, the new design is here: http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/vie ... =28&t=2593

I've updated the top of this post to reflect that.
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Post by pfreim » 29 Jun 2012, 12:08

ok..thx Rob. The dimensions of parts i have found after importing dxf files into Turbocad 18 Pro.
So i hope that CNC service providers can work with these files

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Post by djtrib » 14 Jul 2012, 14:38

Hi,
I've downloaded the 9.20 files and have taken them to a local shop that has a cnc router.
He has indicated that he needs more technical information to get the triggers and pulleys done, because the .dxf are 2 dimensional.
I don't know what that means, since I'm not an engineer. Are there any more specs or 3 D .dxf files that will help me explain the technical details to my local shop?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

D. T.

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Post by frenchtoast » 12 Sep 2012, 10:44

Daniel, I searched the forum and web sites and I cannot find the 10W Led light with the AC power cord. The lamps I found come with two nude wires. Can you tell us where to get the lamp with the 110V AC cord and wall plug.

Thanks for your time and passion

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Post by daniel_reetz » 12 Sep 2012, 10:52

I've never found them with a power plug attached. In the current kids that I'm selling I manually attaching a power plug To every light.

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Post by pablitoclavito » 13 Sep 2012, 11:58

Hi all

Are the big plates named correctly in the assembly instructions?
In page 8, rear plate and front plate?

Thanks

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Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Post by rogerhyam » 27 Sep 2012, 16:35

Hi,

I am talking to a guy with a cnc machine about cutting the plans for me here is Edinburgh, Scotland. The birch plywood looks a little expensive and he suggested we might use MDF. Has anyone built this with MDF? Would it be possible? Would it be much heavier?

Also I was wondering whether you would consider doing a kit without the wood - just all the bits and lamp - for export. It would save me finding them all locally.

Most grateful for your thoughts.

Roger

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