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

Scanner for those with little room?

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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Scanner for those with little room?

Post by rogerhyam » 13 Jan 2010, 16:01

You may be interested in my blog page, inspired by this site, on building a scanner last weekend. It was a lot of fun but I don't know where I'll take it next. I'd need to put some work into post processing and OCR and don't want to spend money. You can read the blog here http://www.hyam.net/blog/archives/770

I attach a picture of the scanner. There is a sample image here http://www.hyam.net/blog/wp-content/upl ... C_1693.JPG

Most grateful for thought and advice on taking it further.

Roger
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Re: Scanner for those with little room?

Post by Antoha-spb » 13 Jan 2010, 18:30

Greetings to face-down-scanning adepts :)

What you need now is to make the 90 degrees V cradle rotating around the middle of the page, so both pages may be digitized with one lift of the book.

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Second thing - make your scanner easily (dis-)assembled. I live in a tiny flat and do all my craftwork there as well, so mine is stored in the wardrobe when not used, occupying minimum of space. Additional bonus is that such scanner may be taken to anywhere in a big sports bag.

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Re: Scanner for those with little room?

Post by daniel_reetz » 13 Jan 2010, 19:46

Thanks for posting your design, Roger! Really gladto have you here. Nice to see the antoha-class design getting some traction, too.

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Re: Scanner for those with little room?

Post by rogerhyam » 14 Jan 2010, 04:10

Thanks for your comments. Antoha-spb yours looks really cool but I'll not try handling the moving parts till I have tackled the OCR issue.

Roger

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Re: Scanner for those with little room?

Post by Gothiczartan84 » 14 Apr 2013, 03:24

Antoha-spb wrote:Greetings to face-down-scanning adepts :)

What you need now is to make the 90 degrees V cradle rotating around the middle of the page, so both pages may be digitized with one lift of the book.

Image

Second thing - make your scanner easily (dis-)assembled. I live in a tiny flat and do all my craftwork there as well, so mine is stored in the wardrobe when not used, occupying minimum of space. Additional bonus is that such scanner may be taken to anywhere in a big sports bag.
I thought about doing that. I have a nikon dslr D40. I want to know what parts and where do I get something to hold the book like that and those two lights? could you help me out on how to make this set? all i can do I add my camera and all set. is there some place where you can place the camera and have it to hold straight?

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