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
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Bummer, yeah that clearly didn't work. Definitely some significant diffusion and a shroud of some variety to block out the reflections would be needed. That's in the range of a lot more work and cost. I'd love to see what a high powered flash with a softbox or plastic diffuser would do, and if I can find a good deal on one of the hotshoe mounted varieties I'll see if it's in the range of enough power.