DIYBookScanner

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Hive13 Project
Book Scanner

DIYBookScanner.jpg

Status: InActive
Start Date: 12/4/2012
End Date: 10/20/2013



No Longer Hive13 Equipment
List of All Documented Equipment
Owner/Loaner: DaveMenninger
Make/Model: http://diybookscanner.org (google)
Arrival Date: 12/04/2012
Does it work?: Partially
Certification Needed?: yes
Contact: DaveMenninger
Floorplan: 1A
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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
  • touch up paint
  • add a hive13 sticker
  • add a QR code label pointing to this page ( see the equipment infobox right over there -> )
  • add video display - have RCA cables; need a small, cheap RCA video display ( http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1012 )

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