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

JakeGaisser Scanner: 1x1, 2x4, furniture, glass

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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JakeGaisser Scanner: 1x1, 2x4, furniture, glass

Post by jakegaisser » 04 Mar 2010, 20:01

Here is my current progress.

Materials used:
old piece of furniture for boards and drawer slides.
2x4 boards.
1x1 boards. (if you use these for your glass platern, offset the groove so you still have room for bolts or screws)
screws, nuts & bolts.
12" x 16" x 1/8" glass ($2.00 per SQ FT at local glass shop)

tools used: table saw, ban saw, drill/drill press, chop saw.
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scanner
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usb header from a computer case, momentary switch/button, a car cell phone charger, and a battery pack from who knows what.
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cameras mounted.
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adjustable cradle.
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Re: First Scanner, 1x1, 2x4, old furnature piece

Post by jakegaisser » 04 Mar 2010, 20:01

Here are some pre-construction photos. :roll:
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THE MASTER PLAN! obviously a few things have changed.
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old piece of furniture after I went to town on it cutting my boards.
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Drawers from the old furniture with Good Handles!
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Drawer slider rails from the old piece of furniture.
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The book cradle boards and the boards that support the book cradle.
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one of the book cradle boards with a 45 degree cut for the book binding surface.
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2x4 boards for the base & uprights that attach to the platern sliding boards.
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1x1 maple for glass platern frame. I used a ban saw to make 45 degree cuts.
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I used a table saw to make these grooves, the width of the blade was more or less perfect for 1/8" glass
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Maple wood beams for platern slide rails & camera support
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Re: First Scanner, 1x1, 2x4, old furnature piece

Post by jakegaisser » 04 Mar 2010, 20:01

The cameras are Canon PowerShot A470. This probably isn't the perfect camera for this but we already had one and were able to buy a second for $20 on ebay.

The glass we are using is two pieces of 1/8" x 12" x 16" glass, we bought it locally from a glass shop for only $2.00 per sq ft.

all of the wood has been free. I was lucky to get the 1x1 maple boards from a friend that does wood working.

If I didn't get the 1x1s then I probably would have ran a 2x4 through the table saw and cut it in half.

I will be using SDM.
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Re: First Scanner, 1x1, 2x4, old furnature piece

Post by daniel_reetz » 05 Mar 2010, 15:59

The workmanship and material recycling you have going on here looks great. Thanks for taking the time to document your build so heavily... can't wait for more pics. :)

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Re: First Scanner, 1x1, 2x4, old furnature piece

Post by jakegaisser » 05 Mar 2010, 16:46

Thanks, the second camera we bought on ebay should be arriving in the mail today. I should have some pictures of a complete or almost complete scanner today.

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Re: First Scanner, 1x1, 2x4, old furnature piece

Post by jakegaisser » 06 Mar 2010, 17:44

heres a couple pictures of some of my progress.
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glass!!!
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base / cradle
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Re: First Scanner, 1x1, 2x4, old furnature piece

Post by IcantRead » 06 Mar 2010, 20:47

Could you take some more pics of your cradle, I'm interested in how it works? How does it slide apart and together?

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Re: First Scanner, 1x1, 2x4, old furnature piece

Post by jakegaisser » 07 Mar 2010, 00:26

its just sitting there at the moment. nothing special about it.

I looked at your adjustable one: http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtop ... t=10#p2140

and I saw the video of how one side give under pressure of the platern.

I was thinking you could use a solid board attached to the sliders. then set your adjustable cradle ontop of that board, and just fasten one side of the cradle to the board, then the loose part would be setting on a platform and it can just slide across the surface of the board.

I am not sure how clear I made this. I can draw a picture if you like.

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Re: First Scanner, 1x1, 2x4, old furnature piece

Post by jakegaisser » 07 Mar 2010, 02:17

more pictures.
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Camera mount, slides on slotted upright boards, has adjustment for anlge since the upright boards will have adjustable angle as well.
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lining things up before attaching 2.
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lining things up before attaching.
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this is the boards that will go between the book cradle halves and the sliding board, making the book cradle adjustable.
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book cradle halves
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base just a sliding board
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Re: First Scanner, 1x1, 2x4, old furnature piece

Post by daniel_reetz » 07 Mar 2010, 04:30

Image

Now that is a neat way to handle the drawer slides for the cradle!

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