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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Post by daniel_reetz » 04 Oct 2011, 17:04

btw, miket161, I will work with you on individual G-code parts, for sure.

I'm exhausted, didn't sleep last night but did get the artwork into shape. By the end of the day I'll have a video and FAQ.

GaryK

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Post by daniel_reetz » 05 Oct 2011, 00:48

Yep, 100, according to the platen videos I posted earlier. Will post a video tomorrow morning before leaving my current residence.

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Post by dpc » 05 Oct 2011, 21:01

With that horizontal bar across the front, how do you keep a book that is normally closed (like a paperback) from closing on you as the cradle is lowered after the scan?

Normally you'd just stick a finger in the book's gutter as the platen is raised, but with that bar moving in front as the cradle lowers, how do you ensure that the book doesn't close and lose your place?

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Post by vitorio » 06 Oct 2011, 13:31

dpc wrote:With that horizontal bar across the front, how do you keep a book that is normally closed (like a paperback) from closing on you as the cradle is lowered after the scan?

Normally you'd just stick a finger in the book's gutter as the platen is raised, but with that bar moving in front as the cradle lowers, how do you ensure that the book doesn't close and lose your place?
In the video, he discusses (but does not demonstrate) how it is designed so you can flip the platen/camera/etc. assembly upside down into a pyramid and do paperbacks that way. He notes that there's futzing currently required because of something with the position of the handbrake.

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Post by jck57 » 07 Oct 2011, 05:31

dpc wrote:With that horizontal bar across the front, how do you keep a book that is normally closed (like a paperback) from closing on you as the cradle is lowered after the scan?

Normally you'd just stick a finger in the book's gutter as the platen is raised, but with that bar moving in front as the cradle lowers, how do you ensure that the book doesn't close and lose your place?

Seems like that horizontal bar could be made with an arch in the area you stick your left hand in.

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Post by daniel_reetz » 08 Oct 2011, 15:11

Yep, that's possible.

There's an extended discussion going on over here if you want to put all these questions in one place...

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Post by scann » 28 Nov 2011, 13:36

we have translated dan to spanish and subtitled the video... maybe it will help to spread the word into spanish communities :P

http://blip.tv/derechoaleer/daniel-reet ... io-5753315

here is the srt file, maybe is useful for someone:
http://www.4shared.com/document/AhEBKjRk/65539025.html

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