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

Optics: light and reflections resources

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Optics: light and reflections resources

Post by coldbrew » 05 Jan 2018, 15:40


I have read at least two threads and watched an online video about which angle is better for a V shaped platen design, and problems had with reflections. I wanted to learn more about the topic, regardless of the scanner build-design and found these resources, which might also be of interest to others:

1. Optics: Light, Color, and Their Uses Educator Guide
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducat ... Guide.html
Of which: Reflection of Light With Two Plane Mirrors - Double Mirrors Placed at a Number of Angles might be of interest for those with V-shaped designs.
(ttps://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topn ... ngles.html

2. Ray Optics Simulator (by github user rictu288)
https://ricktu288.github.io/ray-optics/simulator/ Which will let you simulate light sources, positions, etc.

P.S. I wasn't sure where to post it, so it ended up in here.

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