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 here, thinking about a book scanner

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Re: new here, thinking about a book scanner

Post by bsbob » 12 May 2014, 07:49

Interesting. A light tent....

http://www.amazon.com/XPRO-inchx36-Stud ... Light+Tent

That's got to be uber-reflective though. Yeah, it must be. It wouldn't be possible to flood everything with light and get rid of reflections.

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Re: new here, thinking about a book scanner

Post by bsbob » 26 May 2014, 11:13

Interesting, but probably useless.

http://odditymall.com/glass-book-page-holder

Image

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Re: new here, thinking about a book scanner

Post by cday » 26 May 2014, 12:37

bsbob wrote:Interesting, but probably useless.
Yes... but it might just possibly give someone an inspired idea! ;)

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Re: new here, thinking about a book scanner

Post by bsbob » 26 May 2014, 15:03

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Who knows? Except it's thick glass and curved.


Still thinking about using real, 1% non-reflective glass on my scanner. I was wondering about acrylic clips for it...
http://askville.amazon.com/FIND-MUSEUM- ... Id=6617572

http://www.dickblick.com/categories/pic ... g/#hangers

Since I can't drill into glass, I'm trying to figure out how to hold it in place. I suppose two pieces of wood on each side, notched out to hold the glass, might work. I was trying to find something that would hold along the edges though. Then that holder part could be screwed into something connecting it to the pvc pipe.


http://www.dickblick.com/products/swiss-clips/


http://www.thomann.de/gb/global_truss_g ... halter.htm
These look interesting.
http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/g ... 82671.html

Or there might be something here with gluing a black strip around the top and side edges...
http://www.reef2reef.com/forums/do-your ... icone.html


http://cardinalshower.com/uploads/media/CSL90.jpg
http://cardinalshower.com/uploads/media/H90GTGS.jpg

http://www.hardwaresource.com/hinges/FU ... or+Hinges/


There may be something with these cheaper clamps.... Instead of screwing through acrylic, clamp onto glass. In several places to reduce pressure. Clamp onto the glass to hold the glass. Then bolt through the other end of the clamps. It would be a slight modification of the acrylic screw-through idea. I just can't quite picture it yet....

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Re: new here, thinking about a book scanner

Post by bsbob » 26 May 2014, 15:53

For the sides....

If I took something this shape, for the side of the glass...

http://www.hardwaresource.com/hinges/FU ... s+to+Glass

That would hold the glass plate in place and leave a spot to bolt into.

And then this 90 degree metal bracket could attach on the outer part of that.
http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/dow ... d=4713&t=1


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For the top....

Same idea. Several brackets, one part holding the glass, the other end letting me use a metal connector...
http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/dow ... d=4712&t=1



That would put more pressure on the glass. The glass would be holding itself together. Stress put on the glass at the points where the holders connect.

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Re: new here, thinking about a book scanner

Post by bsbob » 26 May 2014, 15:58

http://image.architonic.com/img_pro2-1/ ... 4227-b.jpg


I wonder if I could make it myself. It's just little pieces of metal with a screw pointed at the glass. A piece of rubber between the screw and glass might help.


Haha... El cheapo...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Naf9c7UU9RU/T ... %2B011.jpg

Actually if it was run along the whole edge... Wood just doesn't seem solid enough to hold a screw in place against glass for a length of time. Unless I made some kind of sandwich, glass being the meat. Glass slides halfway in between two wood slats. Wood slats are screwed together on the other half. Or use acrylic slats instead of wood....

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Re: new here, thinking about a book scanner

Post by bsbob » 01 Apr 2016, 18:27

Wow... Almost two years have gone by. I still want to do this. I've got the cameras. I found someone who have work with plastic. I was going to make the pvc model....

I'm getting a new computer. Thought of book scanner. Wondered what better for cpu and a graphics card if it matters for this.

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Re: new here, thinking about a book scanner

Post by BruceG » 02 Apr 2016, 18:32

I recently built a new computer. I went for more cores with a Intel 5820k (6cores). Usually with a new processor you also need new mother board & ram etc. For a graphic card I went for a 750Ti which was faster than my old one but not a new fast one. I do not think the speed of the graphic card matters, if I played games the answer may be different.
The new processor still runs at 100% some times. But it has never used 100% of the 16g of ram.
Using a hard drive or ssd or m.2 also needs to be considered.
Cost is a big consideration value/performance
Ends up being a personal choice

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