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

A new scanner design using plastic tubing

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davidlandin
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Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

Post by davidlandin » 17 Mar 2017, 10:07

Hola Daniel
Bien hecho - su escáner se ve excelente. Me gusta cómo usaste la iluminación. Y las fotos del libro parecen muy claras.
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Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

Post by recaptcha » 15 Sep 2017, 18:04

Is there an updated complete parts list for this?

Also, David, do you think your design will work for small pocket paperbacks from the 1960s?

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Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

Post by BillGill » 16 Sep 2017, 08:51

In response to your question about using this design for capturing paperbacks, it probably wouldn't work well. I have been scanning paperbacks and they frequently have very small gutter margins. The V shaped designs don't work well under those conditions because they can't see right down into the gutter. I have switched from a design somewhat like that one to a different one. Mine is shown in post viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3418. I have been having much better results since I made the switch.

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Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

Post by recaptcha » 18 Sep 2017, 01:14

Thanks. Do you have diagrams or plans posted anywhere?

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Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

Post by BillGill » 18 Sep 2017, 09:23

I don't have plans, but the pictures in my post should give a general idea of how to build one. I generally don't build to plan, I think about it for a while and then just grab some material and start building.

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