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I finally found my old digital camera, which I was using to build my book scanner. Unfortunately, it seems that it has trouble holding a charge. I might have to get a couple of LiPo AA batteries, which will not be cheap.

I tried my other camera, which I use to shoot video. Apparently still shots are pretty low-res. So that’s not going to work. Oh scanner








As you can see, it’s just a piece of acrylic with four holes drilled though it. Two nuts on both sides hold a 24″ threaded rod secure at each corner. The threaded rod is bent about 1″ in at about a 15 degree angle (I think) and covered with clear vinyl tubing to protect the acrylic when it’s taken apart and carried in a bag. The other end of the threaded rods are fastened to two ‘L’ brackets which are screwed into a piece of wood.

The camera (you can see it sitting on top of the tool box) would be fastened on with a nut and bolt.

The whole assembly is poised to scan a copy of ‘Little Brother’ by Cory Doctorow. (