OT: Build your own book scanner from trash & cheap cameras


From the TRS-80 Model 100 mailing list:

This might be OT, but really isn't. We've had several discussion flurries about scanning in documentation that is rare or one-of-a-kind for our old laptops. If we have a handy-dandy MAKER in the group or many of them, this scanner might be the answer. Good luck and let us all know the results of your efforts. The author wants input from you, too, if you build one.


Rick Herndon


Mathis TX


This device could ease scanning of manuals and enhance the quality of the scans considerably. I've recently scanned a Casio Fp-200 manual with my standard flatbed scanner (an all in one Brother laser printer): It took hours and the result is far from optimal.

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Irrationality in numbers....the book Matt Agajanian 4 881 08-30-2013, 04:14 PM
Last Post: Matt Agajanian
  [HP Prime CAS] No Pretty Print (Text Book) CompSystems 1 587 08-17-2013, 12:41 PM
Last Post: CompSystems
  WP 34S New Build with older GCC Marcus von Cube, Germany 4 865 06-22-2013, 05:12 PM
Last Post: Marcus von Cube, Germany
  HP-15C Simulator / Release 3.2.00, Build 5319 Torsten 10 1,519 05-11-2013, 05:19 PM
Last Post: Thomas Klemm
  A good general mathematics reference book? Chris Smith 11 1,719 04-29-2013, 09:44 AM
Last Post: Chris Smith
  The "blue book" and what the figures tell Walter B 29 3,270 03-25-2013, 08:05 PM
Last Post: Walter B
  Cheap hp32sii in bad condition on sale on Taobao Waon Shinyoe (China) 1 595 03-01-2013, 08:35 PM
Last Post: Raymond Del Tondo
  Cheap rare HP35 and HP65 report Waon Shinyoe (China) 4 915 02-20-2013, 08:47 AM
Last Post: Frank Boehm (Germany)
  Debug4X and "divide by zero" when attempting build Joe Veazey 3 690 11-25-2012, 08:45 PM
Last Post: Han
  Book on repairing HP calculators? Dave F 24 2,572 11-23-2012, 06:46 AM
Last Post: Bart (UK)

Forum Jump: