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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Post by dbmoura » 22 Nov 2011, 10:25

So far I did this digital 3D model and I share it here for further variations and comments.
- put nylon webbing to hold the glasses and didn't put the holder, as it can be adjusted in many ways.
- added some tabs on top of the lights to put the "paperback mode" sitting on the arm.
- put screws and nuts to keep the platen attached to the base.
- put screws and nuts to keep the lights attached to the platen.
- put holes of 1/4" on the base to lock the arm in the middle of the course when it is receiving the lights in "paperback mode". THe lock can be done by dowel or other suggestion.
- some blank pages appear on the PDFs as my database has a lack of some figures to be completed.
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Post by recaptcha » 22 Nov 2011, 12:22

aeturneus wrote:Is there anyone in the Calgary or Western Canada area that would be interested in collaborating on building a couple of these? I figure it will be cheaper to fab and buy parts in bulk.
aeturneus, check your pm box.


I was just thinking about the bicycle brake camera trigger problem. Perhaps if you rotated the brake handle 90 degrees so that it's vertical instead of horizontal? Possibly that way it wouldn't rub against anything. Just a thought.

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Post by dbmoura » 22 Nov 2011, 13:02

Details of the components posted earlier.
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Post by dbmoura » 22 Nov 2011, 14:06

Based on the work of Daniel I've documented this model in 3D using Sketchup 7. I know the earlier version is 8, but for this work is perfect to work in both versions.
I signed the files with the same Creative Commons from the first files of this post and upgraded the version as "DIY Book Scanner 0.9.2"
I am now ready to build my sample that I'll post pictures here, as soon as it is in process.
As you can see I didn't documented the trigger yet. If someone wants to share or modify this files, I would enjoy it.
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Post by daniel_reetz » 22 Nov 2011, 15:39

Dario, Gary, others, if you'd like your own FTP directory to host your files, please PM me and let me know, and I'll set you up an account so that there are no file size or type limitations getting in your way.

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Post by ateeq85 » 24 Nov 2011, 08:57

For this build since it is built around a mechanical trigger and the bookis raised up instead of it being further from the cameras do the cameras that are used require any zooming?

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Post by aeturneus » 24 Nov 2011, 12:02

Are there improvements in dbmoura's scanner that haven't been included in Gary's drawings? It would be nice to consolidate the plans to the extent that is possible. I am planning to have a few made up at once.

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Post by cfmorrill » 24 Nov 2011, 12:59

Has anyone got dbmoura's scanner in a .dxf file? This scanner has just appeared on my actual to do list and I'm going to call in some favors...
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Post by daniel_reetz » 24 Nov 2011, 16:46

It can definitely be converted over from SKP.

I agree that we should consolidate some/all the changes GaryK has made into the model. Does anyone have good sketchup skills besides dbmoura?

I'm going to Richmond tomorrow to get my possessions - and my CNC. Arriving back in LA on Monday, and hope to cut a copy of GaryK's revisions as soon as I get the machine up and running, which could take as long as two weeks. Can't wait to see how much better it really is.

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