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

Edinburgh Hacklab reporting in

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Edinburgh Hacklab reporting in

Post by gareth » 18 Jul 2014, 16:12

Hi there,

I'm from Edinburgh Hacklab on the east coast of sunny Scotland.

We're currently debating the practicalities of putting a scanner in the lab since we seem to have a permanent space crunch in the site; but if we think we can do it I'll be back looking for some advice. Our likely route is one of the EU base kits + a couple of locally procured Powershots.

My first question though - do you guys maintain a map of the completed (or even in-progress) builds anywhere? It's hard to see if there is anyone local (for some value of local) who has been there before.


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Re: Edinburgh Hacklab reporting in

Post by daniel_reetz » 24 Jul 2014, 17:22

Greetings Gareth + Cheers to the Edinburgh Hacklab!

Currently, there is no list or map of builds, mostly because I don't personally have the talent to code something up. Do you, or does anyone know of a way that we could have users self-report the locations of DIY Book Scanners? It's been on my to-do list for almost two and a half years now, and Robbie Trencheny built a prototype a long time ago, but I'm not sure it was ready for primetime. I'm willing to use a 3rd party, and possibly paid, service.

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