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

My Book 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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My Book Scanner

Post by jrichards » 14 Oct 2009, 17:50

I made this a while ago but have not gotten the pics up...here they are:
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Re: My Book Scanner

Post by jrichards » 14 Oct 2009, 17:51

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Re: My Book Scanner

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Oct 2009, 21:30

SWEET. I think that's the first scanner that makes extensive use of metal tubing. Did you bend the large "U" yourself, or is it a part of something?

Nice use of the halogen worklamp. Do you get pretty even light with it?

Also, what are the "extra" buttons for??

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Re: My Book Scanner

Post by jrichards » 14 Oct 2009, 21:42

The light works really well. I actually replaced the halogen bulb with a CFL bulb. The tutorial that I followed is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhuk/3311771227/

The reason that I have so many buttons is because I have a Canon digital camera that I use the CHDK with and a Canon Rebel DSLR camera that I built a trigger for. The DSLR trigger has a focus, shutter release and another button to put it in Bulb mode.

The U shape is actually two L shapes that are joined in the middle. They are made out of conduit pipe. I made it this way so that I could take it apart easier to store it ( My wife didn't like a big book scanner sitting on the kitchen table :-)).

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Re: My Book Scanner

Post by Hasher » 15 Oct 2009, 03:33

Nice use of the Halogen light shroud. I looked at using one and thought it was a nice shape and perfect for the use but would be super hot to work under. You found the perfect balance by changing the globe.

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