The plan *is* to eventually create a new Instructable-like document that shows how to build a scanner from end-to-end. This thread is the living document where we can work together to produce it, and where people like yourself can get your hands dirty trying out the design, sharing back what you learn. When we all agree on what it should work and look like, I will commit to gel it all together into something more concrete.JonEP wrote:I'm assuming then that the original parts lists and measurements you provide in the earlier posts are superseded by the revisions, and that they are not being backwards-edited to reflect the new 'new standard.' I think Dan mentioned that in the future you would be posting a new instructable or something of that sort? Is that right?
I wouldn't wait if I were you. Here's why -- I'm in the process of tearing down my workshop right now, and I no longer have this New Standard Scanner in my possession. While in LA (duration, at least 1 year) I will not have a workshop and I will have a full-time job, so it may be a while before the plans get "done". I do plan to make a glass platen before I move, but if I have to throw those plans under a bus, I will, and I don't even have a Standard to test it on. I know these DIY Book Scanners are complex enough to give pause, but really, just jump in, you won't regret it. Almost everyone on this forum will help support you, and by contributing back your images and improvements, you will return the favor. It's a win-win.JonEP wrote:If so, for those of us hoping to learn from your efforts, perhaps it makes sense to wait for that, rather than to try to recreate all of the ups and downs working from the initially posted plans and parts lists and then trying to modify them as you acknowledge revisions, yes?
In short, you'll enjoy the most benefit from this group by building things and asking questions. Sharing back your experiences helps manifest the documentation you're looking for now.