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

Another 80/20 Build

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Another 80/20 Build

Post by railman » 14 Nov 2010, 22:42

Thanks to everyone here for sharing your knowledge and ideas and especially translucent1 for the great pictures of his setup.
The main frame of the scanner is made out of 80/20 extrusions 1010, 1020 and the cradle is MDF. The platen is Plexi glass.
Tools used were a 10" table saw 10" miter saw and a drill press and some hand tools.
This build took me over a month of gathering parts and piecing them together. The aluminum pieces are not cheap but I did not pay full price for them, got them on ebay used so thats why it took so long to build. Hopefully the cad drawings and pictures will be helpfull to some one.

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Cad drawings and bom for scanner and camera mounts
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Re: Another 80/20 Build

Post by univurshul » 14 Nov 2010, 23:04

This is excellent. Have you weighed this system?

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Re: Another 80/20 Build

Post by railman » 14 Nov 2010, 23:53

I weighed just the aluminum when I first recieved it and it was 25lbs. So it's around 31.5lbs.

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Re: Another 80/20 Build

Post by daniel_reetz » 15 Nov 2010, 11:57

Wow, this is a beautiful build. Thanks for coming back to share it here. Do those slides mind the side-load of the platen? Is the operation real smooth?

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Re: Another 80/20 Build

Post by railman » 15 Nov 2010, 12:34

The slides are THK SSR20 20mm rails, these bearings are like a tank.
Theres no play at all in them . I had to reinforce the frame of the platen to stop the racking but now it is solid.
If anyone needs any more pictures or cad drawing please let me know. All the deminsions should be in the cad files posted.

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Re: Another 80/20 Build

Post by Moonboy242 » 15 Nov 2010, 21:27

railman, that is seriouslynice! You could probably put that on a glass table top with some indirect light and pass it as art just as easily as a functional device.

Absolutely beautiful.
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Re: Another 80/20 Build

Post by russca » 03 Dec 2010, 12:03

railman wrote:The slides are THK SSR20 20mm rails, these bearings are like a tank.
Theres no play at all in them . I had to reinforce the frame of the platen to stop the racking but now it is solid.
If anyone needs any more pictures or cad drawing please let me know. All the deminsions should be in the cad files posted.
Professionally built. Kudos. Could you please upload cad drawing. I am planning to build one with 80/20 parts. Thanks.

Edit: I see it was already posted. Sorry.

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Re: Another 80/20 Build

Post by railman » 03 Dec 2010, 12:16

The cad drawings are attached in the bookscanner.rar file. If you need them in another format please let me know.
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Re: Another 80/20 Build

Post by daniel_reetz » 03 Dec 2010, 12:17

Hey railman, great documentation... mind if I share it on the blog sometime?

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Re: Another 80/20 Build

Post by railman » 03 Dec 2010, 12:19

Please be my guest, do as you will with the info and pictures.

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