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

FYI: Mobile Document Camera Stand in Make: Projects

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FYI: Mobile Document Camera Stand in Make: Projects

Post by aku » 08 Feb 2011, 12:55

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/0 ... jects.html

IMVHO this should also be usable as part of portable book scanner.

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Re: FYI: Mobile Document Camera Stand in Make: Projects

Post by daniel_reetz » 08 Feb 2011, 12:58

cool, thanks Aku! The use of copper terminals is really clever. I wonder if there are cheaper alternatives made of less-precious metal.

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Post by aku » 08 Feb 2011, 13:13

daniel_reetz wrote:cool, thanks Aku! The use of copper terminals is really clever. I wonder if there are cheaper alternatives made of less-precious metal.
You are welcome. I can't really say, being a software person.

My wonder is if that stand is able to carry the weight of an S5 or SX10.

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Post by spamsickle » 08 Feb 2011, 13:20

I think this is just what I need. When I was shooting samples for stitching two halves of a page together, having two tripods on the same side of my scanner caused problems. Having a pair of clampable monopods (I'm not even going to make them bend in the middle) looks like the solution.

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Re: FYI: Mobile Document Camera Stand in Make: Projects

Post by daniel_reetz » 08 Feb 2011, 14:45

One thing my brother told me about is that music/drum hardware can be very cheap and very sturdy - for example, he had pointed out that microphone boom stands are locking, hold several pounds, and can cost as little as $20 brand new:

http://www.amazon.com/Stage-Stands-7701 ... B000978D58

Might be worth just ordering one to avoid the whole hardware store trip. I find that most of this hardware store style stuff ends up costing quite a bit more than it should.

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