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

$10 tripods

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tsttm
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$10 tripods

Post by tsttm » 22 Aug 2009, 12:07

Anybody going the tripod route, may be interested in these 50" Targus tripods at radioshack for $10 each plus shipping (ends today). They retail only $16, so not real high end stuff..but may be adequate for document scanner.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... Id=2504170

i'm sticking with a two tripod design over an arm design; mostly for the increased disassemble-'ability'of my entire scanner. Right now i've been using two mini tripods adequately. I've been debating if should give these full size tripods a chance as i don't get much fine tuning with my mini tripods.

anyway, thought this might be useful for somebody

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