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

Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits

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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Re: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits

Post by jck57 » 26 Sep 2012, 09:07

JavierRomagosa wrote:Good afternoon to all of you.

I'm writing to show how my DIY Scanner Kit has become the machine it promised to be. Please note the new and improved mechanical trigger we have designed, among other much smaller modifications.
Nice work!

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Post by penny » 09 Nov 2012, 01:22

JavierRomagosa wrote:Good afternoon to all of you.

I'm writing to show how my DIY Scanner Kit has become the machine it promised to be. Please note the new and improved mechanical trigger we have designed, among other much smaller modifications.
The finish on this looks awesome! Is it a poly stain? What is it exactly? Have you had any problems with reflections?

Thanks for sharing!

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Post by kalyan » 03 Dec 2012, 10:10

Hi Dan,
I have built a scanner using the dxf file available in “DIY Book Scanner 920.zip”. I used Jigsaw to cut the plywood. It works very well. I used two LED flood lights, directly placed over the front and rear plates. I was able to scan 200 pages in 15 minutes to start with. I believe, still I can improve the productivity…
Camera used : A pair of Canon A810 with CHDK
It is a really interesting project and thanks for your help in making it very simple and doable by an individual. It is amazing…!!! .
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Book scanner front view
5. Flipped scanner - Front view.JPG
Flipped scanner - for tight paper pack
9d. Final output - after post processing.JPG
Final output using Scantailor

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Post by royeven » 07 Dec 2012, 08:59

kalyan wrote:Camera used : A pair of Canon A810 with CHDK
I had a look at your sample photo and I'm impressed with the quality. Could you post the original photo for comparison?

Does the A810 with CHDK work with gphoto2 or do you use mechanical triggers? What power supply do you run the cameras off?

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Post by kalyan » 10 Dec 2012, 01:38

Attached the original image. I processed with Scantailor, but I've not yet explored gphoto2.

I used electronic trigger made from USB hub, mobile charger, reset-switch and usb connectors.

Will attach more photos in next post.
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Post by kalyan » 10 Dec 2012, 01:51

Hi, Attached more photos
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Post by kalyan » 10 Dec 2012, 02:03

I used A810 camera, but please be aware that this model has very limited features. There is no seperate A/V port. I will try to upload the side view of the camera for better understanding. USB trigger and A/V are in same port.

But this the cheapest 16MP canon compact camera which supports CHDK.

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Post by daniel_reetz » 11 Dec 2012, 01:41

VERY impressive work Kalyan! Thank you for sharing your results here. I am really pleased to see what you've done!

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Post by kalyan » 14 Dec 2012, 07:57

Thanks Dan for your appreciation and motivation.

I am going through various threads in this forum for the past four months. It is not just knowing something about a book scanner, but to build a book scanner itself at affordable cost by an individual. This forum has excellent resources regarding the book scanner. Once again thanks for such an initiative, I also thank all the members of this forum.

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Post by pablitoclavito » 21 Dec 2012, 15:54

Congrats kalyan! It looks amazing!

I am interested in knowing how you 'transferred' the drawings to the wood.
Can you show a picture of your jigsaw/accesories used with it and comment what were the biggest problems you had to face when using it?
How did you manage to get straight cuts using the jigsaw, and cuts to a certain angle? (I have no clue about these tools, so sorry if these questions are too obvious)

Thanks
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