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

DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

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Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Post by bealpeh » 03 Oct 2012, 15:59

Hi would like to buy scanner! Any eta on restock? Thx!

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Post by daniel_reetz » 04 Oct 2012, 11:51

Just a glitch on my part, they are available now. Check the link below.

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Post by Krogenar » 12 Oct 2012, 08:50

Same problem here. Would like to purchase a kit, but website claims they are sold out. :(

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Post by foolosophy » 16 Oct 2012, 17:47

I'm not sure how to use the design files. I want to do one myself.

The README says: "These files are meant to be cut on 9x48" sheets of 3/4" (18mm) baltic birch plywood."

But then, I have these files:
  • an Autocad file (DXF) and an EPS file that contain the same single sheet. By the way, which size is this?
  • two PNG files which are in low-res and show two different sheets
Which of these should I send to the CNC router? How many sheets? What size? 9X48'' == 22.86cmX121.90cm but the EPS has sheet size of 1699X1220mm.

If you could clarify this, I'd be most welcome.

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Post by daniel_reetz » 19 Oct 2012, 11:45

Krogenar wrote:Same problem here. Would like to purchase a kit, but website claims they are sold out. :(
Please don't worry, I have more coming soon. If you take a little longer look at the store, it says new stock in Oct 22nd. It might end up being around Halloween due to some supply issues I am having.

October is by far the busiest month of the year for me - I'm working and traveling constantly right now. Yesterday I worked from 6AM until 2AM. So it's been tough to really keep on top of orders and things, but that's only a temporary problem. I'm sorry for not communicating better, but it's tough as some of the places I'm traveling don't have any mobile signal.

Regardless, expect more kits soon. And the design files posted here and the videos, shopping list, manual, and additional files posted here are fairly complete, if a bit tough to understand.

Foolosophy, you are looking at two different layouts of the same parts. Rob was using a scanner that could only accommodate a 48x48" piece of plywood. I set up the parts for a 48x96" sheet of plywood. The parts and depths are the same but they are arranged differently. Your CNC shop can arrange the parts however they want.

People, in general if you have questions about availability, please contact me via email or PM.

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Post by Mao » 23 Oct 2012, 03:38

Dear Daniel,
I have noticed the release of new items of your DIY Book Scanner Kit. I'm really interested in ordering one. Is it possible to arrange to have it shipped to Spain? Otherwise, we could try to look for some other solution.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Best,
Miguel

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Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Post by spomwii » 23 Oct 2012, 06:27

Mao wrote:Dear Daniel,
I have noticed the release of new items of your DIY Book Scanner Kit. I'm really interested in ordering one. Is it possible to arrange to have it shipped to Spain? Otherwise, we could try to look for some other solution.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Best,
Miguel
Take a look at http://diybookscanner.eu/
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Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Post by TimR » 24 Oct 2012, 19:42

Hi Daniel,
I am looking to purchase one kit. Is there a way we can subscribe somewhere that when the new kits are available, we are notified.
Or can you email us when the new kits are available.
Thanks, Tim

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Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Post by daniel_reetz » 24 Oct 2012, 20:10

Hey all,
Yeah, so I put ten new kits in stock on the 22nd and they sold out almost instantly. I have another batch of 15 on the way, due November 5th. I'll post a notification here when they are complete. Very sorry about the delay.

Daniel

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Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Post by ryanb » 21 Dec 2012, 13:19

Hi guys,

I found a local shop who has cnc router and i showed him the files, but he said he needs them in .cnc he is using genesis evolution software it has an option to import .dxf and we tried that nothing happened, it shows the figures but nothing operational.

Any idea what i can do to get this going?

Thanks

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