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

What glass so I need for my single page book scanner?

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Gothiczartan84
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What glass so I need for my single page book scanner?

Post by Gothiczartan84 » 08 Aug 2013, 23:26

I am looking for a glass for my single page book scanner that I made myself. Can anyone here help me out on where and how to find a glass that don't leave reflection and glare?

Bookman
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Re: What glass so I need for my single page book scanner?

Post by Bookman » 11 Aug 2013, 19:46

I'm also making a single page scanner and the glass from my old flatbed scanner (actually a multi function printer) works great. It's not super heavy, but it does the job well enough and is light enough to pick up with one steady hand. I've heard you can get a sheet of glass cut pretty cheap too, but I feel kind of lost in hardware stores so the scanner glass seemed better to me.

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