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

Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch live.

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Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch live.

Post by daniel_reetz » 15 Sep 2011, 13:03

I'm going to be talking about this:

http://www.diybookscanner.org/MakerFair ... Mark_1.jpg

And talking about how this community might be working with the Internet Archive.

Live stream of the event here:
http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/documentation-2011/

I'll also be at Maker Faire NYC all weekend.

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Post by Turtle91 » 15 Sep 2011, 15:45

Awesome!! Do you know about what time??



[edit] OH No!!! I just missed it....it was 1430-1530 EST...I got in at the tail end of "Open Hardware is Space"....

I sure hope someone made a recording??

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Post by aeturneus » 15 Sep 2011, 23:09

daniel_reetz wrote:I'm going to be talking about this:

http://www.diybookscanner.org/MakerFair ... Mark_1.jpg
Wow, that looks different. Looking forward to hearing more about it when you have a chance!

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Post by daniel_reetz » 16 Sep 2011, 09:36

I'm going to redo the talk and post it here, and I'm going to write up a full summary for you guys after Maker Faire (it ends Sunday).

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Re: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch liv

Post by the.traveller » 16 Sep 2011, 11:38

The Mark 1 looks very beautifull, who's make is it? Is there already something written about it? Any building in progress pictures.

Pity that there is no video from your speech on OHS. I hope you made a video by yourself seeing the poor quality of the videos already posted. Yours are usely much better.

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Post by tosborn » 18 Sep 2011, 15:15

A good video copy of Daniel's presentation is now available here....http://vimeo.com/29184137. Thanks Adafruit!

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Post by dpc » 18 Sep 2011, 20:51

That's an interesting design. Here's a guess - it looks like the cradle moves up to a stationary platen by lowering the bar across the front? The gold bungee cords press the cradle up against the platen as its normal position and you'd move that bar up to open and turn the page? I like it. I've always thought the camera position should be fixed somehow to the platen rather than the base.

Also looks like you've moved to roller bearings for the lateral movement of the cradle instead of drawer/keyboard slides. I only see two of the bearings on the front side so does that mean the cradle halves don't move independent of each other?

Looking forward to more details!

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Post by vitorio » 19 Sep 2011, 15:32

dpc wrote:Here's a guess - it looks like the cradle moves up to a stationary platen by lowering the bar across the front? The gold bungee cords press the cradle up against the platen as its normal position and you'd move that bar up to open and turn the page? I like it. I've always thought the camera position should be fixed somehow to the platen rather than the base.
That seems to be right. Video here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14970879

Fast-forward to 2:40 to see Daniel and the new scanner in action.

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Post by dpc » 19 Sep 2011, 18:34


That seems to be right. Video here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14970879

Fast-forward to 2:40 to see Daniel and the new scanner in action.
After watching that entire video, I have a strange inclination to put a Billy Bass and a few of those lobsters on my next scanner. :mrgreen: :)

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Re: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch liv

Post by daniel_reetz » 21 Sep 2011, 00:01

Hi all,

I will post more details and a FAQ by tomorrow night. Really looking forward to opening it up to the community. Sorry, travel and catching up has really taken all my time and energy!

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