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

Some (crappy) videos of Google's linear book scanner

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Some (crappy) videos of Google's linear book scanner

Post by rob » 02 May 2013, 23:25

I shot some crappy video of Google's prototype linear book scanner. You get to see a technology that's just getting started! Did I mention the videos were crappy?

Part 1 of 2: http://youtu.be/YhL7qJYzcd4
Part 2 of 2: http://youtu.be/mKEG2Doq0z8
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Re: Some (crappy) videos of Google's linear book scanner

Post by jck57 » 03 May 2013, 19:34

Welcome back, Rob. It's been a while. Hey, the videos weren't that crappy.

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Post by rob » 03 May 2013, 22:29

It has been a while. Aside from approving new members, I haven't been around much. My new job at Google keeps me busy. No, I don't work for Google Books!
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Post by daniel_reetz » 07 May 2013, 22:34

Gotta say here, Rob, I really appreciate you doing all that thankless work when you have such an exciting and awesome day job. Your support means a lot man.

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Re: Some (crappy) videos of Google's linear book scanner

Post by IcantRead » 16 May 2013, 14:22

https://code.google.com/p/linear-book-scanner/

I just found this on the reprap forum and thought I would post it here. Its a lot easier of a design than I was working on. Might have to build one...

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Post by hasan » 27 May 2013, 08:32

So anybody working on this projecT?
I designed this prototype using acrylic pieces. Need a little modification for the smoothness and perfect movement of saddle though. :|

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Post by hasan » 27 May 2013, 08:33

This post is pretty old though, I'm sure a number of you guys got successful with this one ..

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Re: Some (crappy) videos of Google's linear book scanner

Post by jwillis84 » 07 Nov 2015, 23:59

Why does that remind me of a Battlestar Galactica Launch Tube?
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