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= Current Status =
 
= Current Status =
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Scanner is ***functional***.
  
 
* The Book Scanner parts are painted and assembled.
 
* The Book Scanner parts are painted and assembled.
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* acquire larger SD cards
 
* acquire larger SD cards
 
* disable flash on both cameras
 
* disable flash on both cameras
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* label SD cards
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= Longer Range Goals =
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* Automatable cameras using gphoto2?
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* Auto-trigger
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* Auto-page-turn
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= Operation =
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== Scan ==
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* Power on lights, cameras.
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* Place book in cradle.
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* Lower handle, raising the book to the platen.
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* Press trigger once to focus, again to snap photos.
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* Lower book.
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* Turn page.
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* Repeat.
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== Process images ==
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* Take SD cards from cameras.
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* Put images from even pages ( right-hand camera ) into a dir called EvenPages
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* Put images from odd pages ( left-hand camera ) into a dir called OddPages
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* Interleave/rename files using this script or one like it: https://gist.github.com/davemenninger/6022947
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* Use ScanTailor to clean up images ( http://scantailor.sourceforge.net/ or sudo apt-get install scantailor )
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* OCR files with this script or another tool of your choice: https://gist.github.com/davemenninger/6022994

Revision as of 14:14, 17 July 2013



Hive13 Project
Book Scanner
DIYBookScanner.jpg
Status: Active
Start Date: 12/4/2012



Hive13 Equipment
List of All Documented Equipment


Owner/Loaner: DaveMenninger
Hive13 Asset Tag: None
Make/Model: http://diybookscanner.org (google)
Arrival Date: 12/04/2012
Does it work?: not yet
Certification Needed?: yes
Contact: DaveMenninger
Floorplan: 3D
DIYBookScanner.png





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Current Status

Scanner is ***functional***.

  • The Book Scanner parts are painted and assembled.
  • cameras are mounted
    • chdk firware is loaded
  • usb trigger is wired
  • dc power for cameras is wired

Next steps

  • clean up all wiring
    • tidy atx psu wiring - possibly mount in a box or a panel
    • re-wire usb trigger, removing breadboard
  • permanently affix handle and trigger
  • find location for bookscanner to reside
  • acquire larger SD cards
  • disable flash on both cameras
  • label SD cards

Longer Range Goals

  • Automatable cameras using gphoto2?
  • Auto-trigger
  • Auto-page-turn

Operation

Scan

  • Power on lights, cameras.
  • Place book in cradle.
  • Lower handle, raising the book to the platen.
  • Press trigger once to focus, again to snap photos.
  • Lower book.
  • Turn page.
  • Repeat.

Process images