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

Tips on lighting/camera settings

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Gothiczartan84
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Re: Tips on lighting/camera settings

Post by Gothiczartan84 » 17 Apr 2013, 07:42

what light/lamp sets should I use for the book scanner that I'm planning to make of my own with one glass board, one wooden board, two metal supporters?

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Re: Tips on lighting/camera settings

Post by o3h1p » 17 Apr 2013, 12:29

I don't really know your setup. I use two cheap halogens from home depot. They are shop-lamp styles with big dome reflectors. Daniel has some videos out there (on youtube I think) showing how it's important that your light be high enough and bright enough, or else you get a double reflection problem. Some people have had success with LEDS. And of course if you're lucky enough to have some sort of indirect lighting setup I think that would be best. Sorry no great recommendations, but maybe someone else will chime in. If not, create a new thread; this thread is old.

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