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

Woeka's build

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Woeka
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Woeka's build

Post by Woeka » 08 Oct 2009, 17:51

Well after some careful designing.... it's just time to start building en see where it takes you.

design part:
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Results sofar:
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Platen:
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I just used glue to fix the glass to the MDF and it holds pretty well so far. It doesn't look much but it's 18mm MDF i've used.
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This is part of the lifting solution I am planning to use.
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For lighting if got myself a second hand Sansa from IKEA, it looks like this:
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It still needs some work but it is getting somewhere.
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Re: Woeka's build

Post by fbonomi » 11 Oct 2009, 01:12

I like very much the "slider" design. How much vertical space doe it give you? Is it enough to turn pages?

Another doubt: won't the larg triangular pieces of wood cast some shadow on the book?

Where are you going to place the cameras?

Woeka
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Re: Woeka's build

Post by Woeka » 11 Oct 2009, 08:14

It gives me about 30 cm of vertical space, which should be enough to turn the page.
I'm planning to put the cameras and lighting on the platen itself, so there would be no shadows.

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Re: Woeka's build

Post by daniel_reetz » 12 Oct 2009, 08:38

Wow, man, this is looking great. Can't wait to see a video of that thing traversing up and down the slides...

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