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 browncoat » 27 Sep 2011, 16:59

Not that I know of, but I can ask around. We are mostly software people here, I'm afraid.
I'll put it on the list for the meeting on sunday.

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Post by vitorio » 30 Sep 2011, 15:34

It turns out there's a local (to me) hackerspace with a lot of tools available. What equipment is necessary to build the new design? Their list of available hardware includes:
  • 60W Universal Laser Systems Laser Cutter
  • CarveWright CNC wood mill
  • Grizzly manual mini-mill
  • Two MakerBot 3D printers
Would I need more than that to build and donate one?

Looking forward to the full writeup!

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Post by daniel_reetz » 01 Oct 2011, 02:12

The CarveWright should be able to do it. Can you find out the work envelope?

I plan to release everything by Friday, currently in the process of moving from SF to LA

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Post by vitorio » 01 Oct 2011, 14:14

daniel_reetz wrote:The CarveWright should be able to do it. Can you find out the work envelope?
"The machine can handle a workpiece up to 14.5" wide x 5.0" tall x 12' long."

It also says the max cutting depth is only 1", if that matters.

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Post by daniel_reetz » 02 Oct 2011, 15:08

Are you interested in building a copy of this new scanner of mine, Miket61? I'm working on the design files now, trying to get them release ready. Sorry it's been so slow!

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Post by browncoat » 02 Oct 2011, 16:27

We just had our weekly meeting and, though the details are still unclear, the build-project has been received positively. Once the plans are released we'll look into the details.

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Post by daniel_reetz » 03 Oct 2011, 15:26

Yeah, I'll be posting drawings in DXF and CDR, as well as a video and a mess of pictures of the whole thing. Sorry it's taken me so long to do, but I plan to publish FULL documentation of everything under an open license. I basically have to get it done tonight and tomorrow afternoon, because after that I am off for a month of travel and contract work.

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Post by daniel_reetz » 03 Oct 2011, 20:00

The artwork is shaping up... here is a teaser.
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