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

Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote

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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Re: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote

Post by jck57 » 09 Jul 2010, 11:11

jimb wrote:Built slightly modified copy of this design this week and then built a carrying case. Took 400+ pictures at the library today in about three hours with no problems. Running scan tailor now and the results are fabulous.

Setup and case are probably about twenty pounds and that was a bit much to carry across campus in 90+ heat. Change between books adds some time. But it is better than any alternatives I have found for setting up in a library!
Can you post some pics of your scanner?

SKIN

Re: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote

Post by SKIN » 02 Feb 2011, 00:23

jck57,

Thank you for coming up with this simple approach. I plan on building a book scanner and have been searching through all of these ideas in the master index. I came across yours and instantly fell in love with the simplicity of the design. Thank you.

Carl

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Re: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote

Post by daniel_reetz » 02 Feb 2011, 12:33

SKIN, don't miss this use of Monson's Sticks to digitize old military handbooks:

http://www.mistydemeo.com/?p=41

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Re: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote

Post by jck57 » 29 Dec 2011, 11:27

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Re: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote

Post by daniel_reetz » 30 Dec 2011, 19:35

The simplicity and genius of this setup is simply unbeatable.

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Re: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote

Post by jadoff » 05 Oct 2017, 00:03

Hello,

New user here at DIY Book Scanner. I am interested in building a scanner, and this build caught my eye.

I am wondering if anyone has any information about how this works with paperback books. The YouTube video shows some hardcovers and it looks great, but not any paperbacks.

Thanks!

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Re: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote

Post by dpc » 05 Oct 2017, 15:58

I am wondering if anyone has any information about how this works with paperback books.
My main concern would be the thickness of the stick preventing you from getting close to the gutter.

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