CHDK support might allow for many more cameras.
does it seem robust enough to use full-time, in your opinion?
Quote from: ethereal on 28 / May / 2009, 17:05:38does it seem robust enough to use full-time, in your opinion?I do not understand the question.Is what robust enough ?'Robust' in what way ?
I believe that means if you think it's sturdy & reliable enough to work for a decade in an office scanning stuff all day long.
i don't, for example, want to spend a buncha money to have something crash on me 90% of the time.
Hey! I don't know if this is wayyy too much to ask, but is there any possibility anyone could write up a simple program to have two cameras attached to a rig like this:http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-High-Speed-Book-Scanner-from-Trash-and-Cheap-C/... and have it spit out PDF's on the other end? I'm working on a project to preserve digital copies of books of different languages in my country. It'd help to have a much tighter setup on the software end. Also, I should mention that the person who made that particular instructable, had someone draw up a program to output PDFs (check steps 78 and 79). It needs to use MATLAB to run, and is currently in alpha stages. The rig above uses two Canon Powershot A590 IS cameras.CHDK and the book scanner's lovechild would be formidable, and flexible, as CHDK support might allow for many more cameras. It's much needed, especially with the advent of ebook readers and whatnot, that are only going to get cheaper with time. Larger areas would allow for archiving newspapers and stuff, and I imagine it'd be used regularly at academic institutions for archival and digitization purposes. Plain spitting out PDF's is enough for now.I suppose future features might be auto white balance to keep the paper white, and being able to fix the colors by using a reference in shot. possibly a credit card sized gretag macbeth color checker card, and being able to read page numbers to check to see if everything's been done in order.EDIT: If anyone's going to consider pursuing this seriously, I'll try and raise money for the venture. It seems only fair. If you do feel financial assistance is necessary, I'd be grateful if you could post up a cost breakdown for the tools/software needed. i.e., PDF SDK, scanner rig, etc.
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