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


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 aguncan » 19 Oct 2011, 16:37

I have been thinking for a while on a portable diy book scanner. Last night I have found an idea. In Turkey people use a wooden stand for reading books etc called "rahle" a kind of lectern (I dont know exact translation). I have uploaded pictures below. It is simple and portable and can be built in different size with a piece of wood.

Opened "Rahle"
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Closed "Rahle" (different sizes)
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I can use it as an base of portable diy scanner. I am sharing my thought here, It may inspire someone here.

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Re: "Rahle"

Post by scann » 19 Oct 2011, 21:57

Did you check nalfonso's portable scanner?

http://www.diybookscanner.org/wiki/inde ... le_scanner

maybe is helpful for you, and also is well documented.


Re: "Rahle"

Post by seltzered » 13 Nov 2011, 23:43

Yup, my mom has one of those. It's a good book holder, but it doesn't cover the lighting / camera mounting issues in building a book scanner.

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