Since I'd rather not pick up the book for every page turn (as Antoha's scanner seems to require), I wonder about making a viable 1-camera setup by making a book cradle that rocks or a camera mount that allows the camera to move. Maybe even use mechanics or electronics to make the camera fire when the cradle or camera reaches it's second position -- a bit fanciful.Antoha-spb wrote:it is NOT much slower with the properly installed platendaniel_reetz wrote:And though it is slower, you can always start with just one camera.
I searched for "build digital camera" and one of the most informative sites that appeared was BigShot, a project to build a 1.9mp camera that elementary school kids can build and use to learn about electronics and photography (still in prototype, no kits for sale, includes a social networking site). The BigShot website has some great explanations of how digital cameras work -- a handy intro for some of the stuff that's mentioned in this forum -- for example, the page about "image detector array":TomHorsley wrote:So, when the available supply of CHDK compatible cameras completely dries up, I wonder if more drastic measures could open up lots more cameras (literally). There are apparently DIY CCD camera hackers out there
http://www.bigshotcamera.org/sections/l ... ector.html
Daniel, I'm curious what controls you have with the N900 that lead you to call it open source.daniel_reetz wrote:I am very interested in camera-building and have an "open source camera" in the form of the Nokia N900.
Seems like a list ways to trigger a camera might be a useful thread (kind of like the thread about ways to detect the surface structure of a book). I'm happy to start it, wherever it might go (it's a mix of hardware and software). One of the first posts in that thread would be, Here's who's done physical triggering so far...daniel_reetz wrote:use a servo to press the shutter button, or where we use, say, the brake handle from a bicycle to press the shutters simultaneously.