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

Compact and portable scanner for beginner

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Compact and portable scanner for beginner

Post by bocarlsson » 07 Sep 2017, 05:28

Hi, i'm new to this but decided to make a very simple book scanner to digitize my course literature for school.

I'm using a smart phone holder with a flexible arm to hold my phone for the moment.

the base is two separate pieces with a hinged stand with a 90 degree angle.

The platen is a hinged piece of plexi glass that can be folded on one side and locked to 90 degrees the other way. Two paracords keep the platen from folding back together.

The stand have a piece of fabric on top that is also used to protect the platen during transport.

Everything folds up nicely

Any tips or suggestions to make it better?

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