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: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Post by daniel_reetz » 23 Jun 2012, 11:15

Juan, the plans are not for sale, they are for free at the beginning of this thread.

Please post a picture of your first gen scanner! Thanks.

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Post by jcolon1100 » 23 Jun 2012, 17:52

Really? Epic! Now where is that pesky donate button?

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Post by daniel_reetz » 23 Jun 2012, 20:46

No donate button. What really means a lot to me (and the people here) is to post your experiences as you build it, and to help others past the little problems that inevitably come up.

Thanks.

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Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Post by jcolon1100 » 25 Jun 2012, 16:17

I found a cnc cutter... He says the dimensions get to be 68x48 when he opens in 3ds

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Post by davidfkane » 06 Jul 2012, 17:18

This is amazing. I am really interested in building one. I have spoken with a CNC cutter today and have downloaded the artwork.

Which file do I give the CNC cutter. Will he take the .AI file or the .DXF file.

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Post by davidfkane » 06 Jul 2012, 17:46

Hi Daniel,

For those of us in Europe...

If you can't ship entire kits over to us, can you package and ship over the screws and smaller parts needed, instead of the entire kit? We could get the CNC work done locally.

Thanks,

David.

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Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Post by maddoc600 » 07 Jul 2012, 09:22

Hi!

Any chance to buy a kit for Italy?

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Post by migdur » 07 Jul 2012, 11:18

Same here (Belgium).
Thanks.

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Post by daniel_reetz » 07 Jul 2012, 15:56

Yes, definitely. Contact me for details.

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Post by mellow-yellow » 12 Jul 2012, 16:10

Be sure to paint the scanner black! This is NOT for looks (although it does look cool) but to reduce glare. Your city may, like Portland, OR, offer a discount-priced recycled paint program. Ours, called Metropaint (http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=521/), charges just $10 for a gallon of flat black latex paint, compared to $30 for the equivalent at Miller Paint, a popular nationwide supplier.

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