Design a replacement for Ion Audio Book Saver
Posted: 07 Jan 2012, 21:04
I live in a very small place with too many books and no garage or any kind of work space. I am not a DIY person unless it's pretty simple. I would be interested in purchasing a device similar to the now defunct Ion Audio Book Saver that is small, light weight, and fast as the Book Saver seemed to indicate it could be. I have no room for any of the workshop sized projects I've seen here. Is anyone interested in putting together such a project using cell phone sized cameras mounted in a fashion similar to the book saver? If it was easy enough to build without special tools, perhaps just instructions would suffice that would include where to obtain cell phone size cameras. I don't have enough room to set something up permanently. What I currently do is use an HP 4600 scanner (just a plate of glass with scanner embedded) stored under my desk. When I want to scan, I need to move my keyboard to a stack of books to have enough room for the scanner. That's how tight my space is and why I thought the Book Saver was a great compact design. I already have OCR software, so all I need is something that can get the books into an easily OCR'd format that's easier and faster than the HP 4600 scanner.