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

NDSU ALA Book Scanner Project 2011

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NDSU ALA Book Scanner Project 2011

Post by ALA_NDSU » 21 Jun 2011, 11:51

Hello all! We here at the NDSU architecture and landscape architecture department are proud to invite you on our journey of building our first ever book scanner based off the Dan and Dario Laser cutter templates. We may need help along the way and will ask when problems arise. Thanks all and enjoy.



Lets start off by saying we are cutting all our wood pieces with a 60 watt Universal Laser Systems machine. The machine we are using is our newest Laser Cutter, as we have a second one that is currently housed in a different building and still operational. We are cutting 1/4" plywood for all the pieces and we will get pictures posted during our journey.

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Re: NDSU ALA Book Scanner Project 2011

Post by ALA_NDSU » 21 Jun 2011, 14:10

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Heres our lumber and our laser cutter. each sheet is taking roughly 20-30 minutes to cut

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Re: NDSU ALA Book Scanner Project 2011

Post by ALA_NDSU » 21 Jun 2011, 14:11

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Laser cutter in action!!!

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Re: NDSU ALA Book Scanner Project 2011

Post by ALA_NDSU » 21 Jun 2011, 18:22

5 hours of laser cutting and we are nearly completed. We found that we needed to plane the cut pieces so that they are thinner and will fit more appropriately.

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Re: NDSU ALA Book Scanner Project 2011

Post by daniel_reetz » 21 Jun 2011, 19:12

Lookin' good! For what it's worth, I used 1/4" Baltic Birch plywood from the Home Depot on 40th in Fargo. It's not really 1/4" - it's more like .19 inches.

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Re: NDSU ALA Book Scanner Project 2011

Post by ALA_NDSU » 22 Jun 2011, 12:53

Dan, I am about to post pictures of us sanding down our materials with a drum sander because were thicker that .19 and didn't compensate for that in our cuts.

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Re: NDSU ALA Book Scanner Project 2011

Post by ALA_NDSU » 23 Jun 2011, 11:20

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Our wood pieces were just over a quarter inch thick...
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.... so we used a barrel sander to get the pieces down to a proper size as well as cleaned up the facades,
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and now we are down to a size that matched the template. Lets get to constructing!!

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Re: NDSU ALA Book Scanner Project 2011

Post by ALA_NDSU » 23 Jun 2011, 11:21

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Got back into the lab with all our wood pieces that are nicely sanded down to the right thickness.

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Re: NDSU ALA Book Scanner Project 2011

Post by ALA_NDSU » 23 Jun 2011, 11:23

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Had some trouble initially getting the arms put together.... human errors of course. The Dan/Dario template worked like a charm!

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Re: NDSU ALA Book Scanner Project 2011

Post by ALA_NDSU » 23 Jun 2011, 11:25

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There's the base, mostly put together. we didnt glue or screw the top down because we haven't installed the electronics yet. But we are getting there!!!

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