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

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

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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



  • 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.

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