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

New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?

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Re: New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?

Post by vitorio » 07 Apr 2013, 03:16

After a little back and forth, the Austin Hackerspace has voted to host a DIY book scanner on a trial basis. (I assume the concern is around whether the general public will overwhelm the space with blatantly illegal scanning.)

Rather than build one myself and then donate a second to the hackerspace, I am becoming a voting member of the space and will keep my scanner there for member use, and for public use with training and/or supervision.

I'll be setting it up with two Canon A2200s. It's not assembled yet, so becoming a member of the hackerspace will be the fastest way to get to use it, until we set up public hours.

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Re: New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?

Post by daniel_reetz » 10 Apr 2013, 11:15

I'm chuffed to hear that they'll host it. I doubt they'll be overwhelmed. The dozen or so hackerspaces that have them haven't reported anything like that.

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Re: New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?

Post by vitorio » 05 Jul 2013, 02:09

Today, we built the book scanner at the Austin Hackerspace.

It's not fully operational yet, but it's assembled. Another day or two of effort and it'll be ready for trial use.

Here's the build thread, and here are my notes on using the new assembly manual to build it.

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Re: New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?

Post by vitorio » 20 Aug 2013, 00:35

The scanner is tested and documented and open for use, now (for members, and for the public with supervision).

http://atxhackerspace.org/wiki/Book_Scanner

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Re: New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?

Post by vitorio » 26 Sep 2015, 18:28

This scanner is no longer hosted at the ATX Hackerspace.

If you are in Austin, TX, USA, and need to non-destructively scan books at the equivalent quality level of a photocopy, several University of Texas libraries have "KIC" scanners, including the PCL, which is open to the public during normal business hours: http://wiki.lib.utexas.edu/hdi/pmwiki.p ... KICScanner

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