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

Saying hello, as well as a few questions

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Saying hello, as well as a few questions

Post by eucrow » 19 Sep 2011, 13:09

First off, i'd like to say hi. I' discovered the site a month ago and should be ready to get started on my own build in the next month or so. Having said that I'm very excited about the build that was at maker faire in nyc this past weekend. It was great to meet daniel and see the machine in action.

Daniel, you mentioned a low cost box build that would serve as a good intro into the issues i might come across in making/using my own scanner. Could you point me in the direction of this build?

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Re: Saying hello, as well as a few questions

Post by daniel_reetz » 20 Sep 2011, 08:49

Sure. Here are the plans on Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Bargain ... board-Box/ - but here's a plan you can just download: http://diybookscanner.org/PDF/Bargain-P ... rd-Box.pdf

James Simmons, JDsimmons on this forum, has published what is probably the most complete and well-thought out beginners guide to scanning in existence. Check it here:

http://www.archive.org/stream/EBookEnli ... 3/mode/2up

It goes over the box, Scan Tailor, and more. In fact, start there and come back to the Instructable only if you need it.


Re: Saying hello, as well as a few questions

Post by eucrow » 20 Sep 2011, 11:28

Awesome. Thanks, will definitely check it out.

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