I'm curious - how does the shooting time per page compare to something like a Minolta PS7000? We've got an old PS7000, buit my experience with the one I've used before was that it took sooo long to shoot each page.  Also, the PS7000 model didn't accommodate a bound volume that wouldn't open flat all that well.  Would this be an improvement over that?

Cindy Harper
Virginia Theological Seminary
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Chris Fitzpatrick wrote:
> I've used one of the DIY Bookscanners kits. Worked great and I didn't 
> have to go into the dumpster.  They did a good job on the components 
> and assembly was rather easy.
> However, it is all very much a manual process. An operator has to work 
> the machine to scan all the pages.

i confirm, there is a lot of diy (do it yourself).

but this software aims to facilitate the workflow:

it's a python program to remote the two cameras, shoot simultaneously, download the image file, rename, rotate or apply whatever filter, and finally prepare the scantailor project, or just package the book in pdf or djvu.
there is also an experimental web interface that lets to control everything with the browser.
i'm using spreads on a raspberrypi (manually installed on a raspbian), but there is also a tailored image that you can build


raffaele, @atomotic