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

Bendable light supports.

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TomHorsley
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Bendable light supports.

Post by TomHorsley » 15 Sep 2012, 23:37

I'm working on the (hopefully) minimal hardware I'll need for my Android scanner, and I'm currently fiddling with lights, so I thought I'd run my idea past the forum in case it has been tried before and didn't work. Basically, I want to stick my CREE LEDs on copper wire stalks which I can bend at will to try and position the lights to provide maximum illumination with minimal reflections and shadows. I've already discovered that getting the right gauge wire is tricky :-).

You can see photos of what I have so far on my android scanner web page.

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Gerard
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Re: Bendable light supports.

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Re: Bendable light supports.

Post by Vidar » 18 Sep 2012, 11:28

I like to show my very simple lighting solution. It's a flashlight hanging directly above the cradle.
It's a very special flashlight, the Dereelight CL1H NOHS, which means No Hot Spot.
http://www.dereelight.com/cl1hv4nohs.htm. 65 dollars. It really has no hot spot and is perfect for bookscanning
and other short range work. It uses 18650 Li-ion batteries so you need a few of them and a charger.

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Re: Bendable light supports.

Post by daniel_reetz » 25 Sep 2012, 09:36

cool set up! Nice to see some single-LED solutions happening. I'm also very interested in battery powered setups... several of our most interesting scanning projects have been in places without power.

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