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Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Jonathon Duerig, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Jonathon Duerig

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    Jonathon Duerig published a new build:

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    Awesome, many years ago I was trying to design one. Then I hopimg to use a program called ScanTailor to save time if I wanted images processed quickly.
     
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    Love the design, but I'd suggest a button on the handlebar to start a scan :)
     
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    @eddiejr If you want to get back into the game and want some inspiration, I put together a gallery of most of the designs posted on the DIY book scanner forums. Just browse through these and it will surely bring it all back to you:

    DIY Book Scanner Designs

    @Mark Carew Thank! It has been great working with you guys to make sure I have all the parts I needed to make the kits.

    @Balu I designed the software to allow lots of different inputs because different people have different preferences. Some people like the idea of triggering with a foot pedal. I use a keyboard. And there are lots of other potential options.

    The software that runs on the Raspberry Pi can accept the input of almost any kind of switch you wire up, including a button on the handle. The tricky part is coming up with an easily mounted package that mounts cleanly onto the V-Slot handlebar. When I've looked into it, most buttons I have seen are panel mount with soldered connections underneath. After making an enclosure for them, the whole thing would end up being pretty bulky.

    Ideally, I would want a small button package with a single easily pressed button, a couple of screws to flat mount it onto the handlebar, and sealed stress-relieved leads out of the side (or back if they would fit inside the T-slot) which end in a barrel jack or something similar. But I haven't come across anything yet that seems close enough to make me happy. If you come across something that you think would suit, let me know.

    -D
     
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