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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/. Article On Google Book Scanning Tech

Post by aku » 07 Jan 2010, 17:29

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/01/07 ... ernational
"Last March we discussed Google's patent for a rapid book scanning system. This article describes and provides pictures of how the system works in practice. Google is secretive, but the system's inner workings were apparently divulged by University of Tokyo researchers who wrote a research article on essentially identical technology. There are also videos of robotic page flippers and information about how Google wants to use music to help humans flip pages."
The referenced site (http://scitedaily.com/googles-book-scan ... -revealed/) is possibly slashdotted at the moment. I got a network timeout.

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Post by daniel_reetz » 07 Jan 2010, 19:56

This video from the scite link shows a number of very interesting mechanisms and book scanning solutions...

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Post by Bookstacks » 07 Jan 2010, 21:08

A short description of the University of Tokyo "Book Flipping Scanning" is available at
http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/members/n ... uist09.pdf


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Post by spamsickle » 09 Jan 2010, 14:02

Bookstacks wrote:A short description of the University of Tokyo "Book Flipping Scanning" is available at
http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/members/n ... uist09.pdf


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Where do I get a cell phone with 500 fps video capability? For that matter, is there an affordable (under $1000) standalone video that shoots 500 fps?

I agree that their technique is promising -- every gadget I use was once just an idea. At this point, though, even their dewarping example has large portions of the page being lopped off, and it's the top margin rather than just the inner margin. It needs a lot more development before I'm going to let myself get excited about the prospect of "page flip" scanning.

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