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

New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

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New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

Post by daniel_reetz » 07 Jan 2011, 08:45

This is a thread where we can discuss new scanner-related tech. That might be new kinds of flatbeds, devices like the VuePoint scanner that Antoha reviewed, new kinds of cameras, lighting, etc.

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Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

Post by daniel_reetz » 07 Jan 2011, 08:49

From CES 2010:
The Planon Slimscan, a sort of micro-scanner for credit cards -- I'd love to have one of these in my pocket all the time. Oh, wait... I have a compact camera on me always. :)
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ion bookscanner

Post by sixtysix » 07 Jan 2011, 09:45

article here about a new book scanner from Ion.

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/01/07/ion_book_saver/

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Re: ion bookscanner

Post by daniel_reetz » 07 Jan 2011, 10:53

Pretty interesting hardware, but this part
Scanning a spread takes around seven seconds, Ion said
makes it a lot less attractive.

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Re: ion bookscanner

Post by daniel_reetz » 07 Jan 2011, 11:00



Priced at 129 pounds = 199.4469 US dollars

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Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

Post by Hasher » 07 Jan 2011, 11:08

Its just a commercial copy of this one

http://hacknmod.com/hack/dirt-simple-bo ... k-scanner/


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Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

Post by Hasher » 07 Jan 2011, 11:14

Atiz released a new fully automated scanner .But at 35k in might be beyond the home user :-)

http://gizmodo.com/155740/atiz-bookdriv ... ok-scanner

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Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

Post by daniel_reetz » 07 Jan 2011, 11:30

Hasher wrote:Its just a commercial copy of this one

http://hacknmod.com/hack/dirt-simple-bo ... k-scanner/


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True, but with two cameras... it's like a cross of that one with a BKRPR or similar design.

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Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

Post by daniel_reetz » 08 Jan 2011, 09:08

There's a new "scanner mouse" that's kind of interesting... I can imagine a few hacky things to do with it.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/07/lg-l ... -hands-on/

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Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

Post by daniel_reetz » 09 Jan 2011, 00:11

More on the Ion Book Saver:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/08/ion- ... -hands-on/

Now priced at $149, supposedly sold everywhere...

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