[kwlug-disc] digitizing books

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Fri Oct 29 02:30:53 EDT 2010


Something the MIT Media Lab has been working on for some time is a book 
scanner that doesn't require the book to be opened.  You simply place 
the book in a device the size of a microwave oven, and it scans all the 
text.

Doesn't work yet, tho.

http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201010151

--Bob.

On 10-10-28 04:19 PM, Raul Suarez wrote:
> I am thinking that it would be very cool to mount it in a mechanical device that:
>
> 1. Raises the scanner
> 2. Flips the page
> 3. Lowers the scanner
> 4. Takes the pictures
> 5. repeats
>
> Even an electronic hydraulic system may work, but I am envisioning a fully mechanic device. Wouldn't that be cool?
>
> Raul Suarez
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> --- On Thu, 10/28/10, Richard Weait<richard at weait.com>  wrote:
>
>> From: Richard Weait<richard at weait.com>
>> Subject: [kwlug-disc] digitizing books
>> To: "KWLUG discussion"<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>> Received: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 4:10 PM
>> I know that this topic and hardware
>> will find a small and enthusiastic
>> crowd here as well.
>>
>> If you had to scan a book, what would you use?
>>
>> http://bookliberator.com/doku.php
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