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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Re: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.

Post by daniel_reetz » 25 Feb 2010, 08:52

I'm not sure what you mean, exactly-- i mean, that sounds like a good kind of scanner to design and build, yep.

Dbmoura and I are working on releasing the 3rd gen complex folder now-- but it s no kit and not a cinch to build. When we're done with that we'll probably rework and refine it a bit more.

I plan to build more scanners, but I'm thinking more along the lines of pocketable stuff. I wont have time to do any serious work until the summer, though.

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Post by StevePoling » 26 Feb 2010, 02:24

daniel_reetz wrote:I'm not sure what you mean, exactly-- i mean, that sounds like a good kind of scanner to design and build, yep.
Sorry about being unclear. I figure your 1st scanner proved you could do it, but it depended on stuff that a random dumpster diver couldn't count on finding. Your 2nd scanner could be built from stuff one could reasonably expect to find in a dumpster or a thrift store. Your 3rd scanner fixed limitations in the 2nd scanner (e.g. portability), but depended on stuff like a laser cutter that your random DIY-er can't count on getting.

We've got a lot of great scanner designs bouncing around here. Some require little more than one camera, a cardboard box and duck tape. I proposed (improperly) that your 4th, 6th, 8th... scanner designs adopt this crude-but-effective paradigm. And your 5th, 7th, 9th... scanner designs follow a precision-engineered paradigm. Sort of like the Russian and US space programs: The Ruskies launched thousands of Cosmos satellites that were cheap and adequate and built on assembly lines like Model-T Fords, whereas the US launched just a few Keyhole satellites that were engineered and hand-built like Rolls Royce Phantoms. Same problem, two divergent engineering solutions.

I guess my even/odd scheme is stupid. Instead, I should have proposed two distinct scanner design paradigms: crude-but-effective (vs) best-performance without regard to generation numbers.

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Post by M.Mcluhan » 09 Aug 2010, 05:20

I know its a little old... but Dan do you still put together the electronics packages for sale?

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Post by daniel_reetz » 10 Aug 2010, 09:38

I don't have the right workshop setup to do it at the moment, sorry. I'll consider doing another run later this year, but right now it's just not feasible for me.

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Post by M.Mcluhan » 17 Aug 2010, 18:16

Thanks Dan. Can anyone else in the community help a guy out? I don't have a workshop where I can do the electronics bit... or the skill...

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Post by daniel_reetz » 17 Aug 2010, 18:48

Well, first off, all you need is a hub, switch, wall adapter, and a soldering iron. You can get the first three for free, and the last can be borrowed or bought as cheap as $10. You can do it anywhere that you have an outlet. I can walk you through doing it that way; we've done that on the forum before. Hub triggers have been designed/described many times, [quote=http://www.sakeoftruth.com/2010/04/usb- ... ject-pt-1/]jman recently described one here[/quote].

Another option is to use the [quote=http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=484]remote triggering script[/quote] that Tim made. It might get you started -- and Tim is a great resource around here.

A third option is to make a new thread asking for someone to build one for you (I don't know who could do it, but the answer must be that many people here could). Again, I'm sorry I can't do it, but my life/schedule is full right now, and my patience for building things for others is really, really thin so I don't want to get started on it.

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Post by spamsickle » 24 Sep 2010, 13:38

I'll be willing to sell my dual USB switch (built and upgraded by Daniel Reetz himself) for what I paid for it, $25, postpaid within the U.S. First person to PM me here reserves it; first person to actually pay me gets it.

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Post by clemd973 » 28 Sep 2010, 11:43

Daniel,
Any more switches available??? I'm ready to PayPal payment today.
Philip

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Re: Electronics/Handle packages for sale.

Post by spamsickle » 28 Sep 2010, 23:39

I just sold my switch, and am struggling with seller's remorse. Congratulations to the buyer, and I hope you'll get as much use out of it as I did. It really is a well-designed and well-built switch.

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