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== Images ==
 
== Images ==

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Hive13 Project
BookScanner
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Status: Active
Start Date: 06/15/2010


Overview

This is a project by User:DaveMenninger to build a device for digitizing books. The device itself is based on designs found at http://bkrpr.org/ and http://diybookscanner.org/

Technical Details

Hardware

<flickr>4704525999|right|s</flickr> Frame:

  • 16" cube - wood, plexiglass
  • 1/4" bolts - 2 of
  • 1/4" nuts - 4 of
  • 1/4" washers - 6 of

<flickr>4704528709|right|s</flickr> Stand:

  • corrugated plastic sheet, cut into interlocking triangles

Cameras:

  • Canon PowerShot A530 - 2 of

<flickr>4712676411|right|s</flickr> Trigger:

  • PVC tube
  • two-port USB port
  • momentary switch
  • wire
  • springs
  • 3xAAA battery pack from flashlight
  • tape, glue
  • mini-USB cords - 2 of

<flickr>4713315894|right|s</flickr> Video Switch:

  • 3-port RCA module
  • DPDT switch
  • scrap of plexi-glass
  • wire, screws

Firmware

Software

  • Ant Renamer
  • ScanTailor / BookLiberator
  • Cuneiform / tesseract
  • iText

Next Steps

  • Producing better images -> better OCR
    • will be upgrading cameras from A530's (5MP) to A590's (8MP)
  • Sturdier book cradle / stand
    • sliding on rails
  • Halogen lighting
  • Vertical stand
    • sliding, spring-loaded platten
  • Attach trigger to frame as handle
  • More articulate camera mounts

Images

Resources