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

A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Built a scanner? Started to build a scanner? Record your progress here. Doesn't need to be a whole scanner - triggers and other parts are fine. Commercial scanners are fine too.
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Post by the.traveller » 13 Oct 2011, 04:45

fitterman wrote: I'd be interested in pooling with someone once a few of the earliest kinks are worked out. I'm in the NYC metro area.
vitorio wrote:I don't know anyone else in town interested in having one of their own.
To everyone who is interested in joining with others. First step is to complete your member profile. Put your world location into your profile it will be easier to contact each other.

Something like; City, State, Country

In this way sharing costs will be easier.

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Post by the.traveller » 13 Oct 2011, 05:25

daniel_reetz wrote:
miket161 wrote: Wouldn't a couple more channels make it adjustable enough? Maybe a flat along the length of the round dowel for infinite adjustment? Or do you want to avoid having to make any adjustments at all?
Yes, that would work, but it's a pain to adjust the book while scanning. I would like to make a system that is self-adjusting, because pulling the book out and adjusting mid-scan sucks and slows things down.
Maybe a threaded rod and and a pvc tube (5/8) over it will do the trick. The rod I can buy locally is 1 meter ( in length, cost arond € 1,70. (+-$1,20) A piece of pvc, I don't know yet. Have 2 rubber bands pulling at the rod towards the right side, with heavy books it will gradually move to the right as the pages shift from right to left. I have no clue on how thin the pvc can be bought to put around the rod.
For accommadating the rod into the structure you will need some pocketing (shallow intendation) into your (ply)wood.
No sorry it needs to go all through because the rubber bands need to be on the outside to have a: adjustable strength rubber bands (more thick rubbers for heavier books, or more thinner ones) b: a (winged) bolt to put on either sides of the rod to give some extra friction if the book is not so heavy but stil thick.
A washer against the wood, then the rubber bands and then the bold for holding the rubber bands in place.

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Post by fitterman » 13 Oct 2011, 11:07

I'm hoping to put together a document that describes how to assemble the scanner. I figured I'd start by identifying all the parts. I was able to readily do that for all the parts except the ones that appear in the yellow area area. Am I right in assuming those pieces are only used in the cutting process and not in the assembled scanner? I don't know anything about CNC so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question. I do not know what fixturing means.

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Post by vitorio » 13 Oct 2011, 12:29

the.traveller wrote:To everyone who is interested in joining with others. First step is to complete your member profile. Put your world location into your profile it will be easier to contact each other.

Something like; City, State, Country

In this way sharing costs will be easier.
It doesn't look like the member search lets you search the location field. Maybe that's a disabled feature that can be enabled?

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Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Oct 2011, 14:12

I'll try to get access to my scanner this weekend - but in the model if you measure from the point of the platen to the top height of the lighting support module, that is the distance.

I also have this thread on design to give you an idea of how I came up with it: http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtop ... f=1&t=1149 - sorry I don't have the number or a formula at the top of my head.

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Post by rob » 16 Oct 2011, 19:50

Here are the files for the DIY Book Scanner v0.9.1. The parts go together well.
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Post by rob » 16 Oct 2011, 19:57

vitorio wrote:It doesn't look like the member search lets you search the location field. Maybe that's a disabled feature that can be enabled?
Sorry, I haven't found a way to search based on location. The best you can do is go to the Members link in the upper right, then click on the Location heading, which will order users based on location. Not the best, but it's something...
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