Copy stand for book scanning - just one hole to create your ebook

I needed to digitalize some old books from my library, and after seeing the solutions offered by the web, I decided to make my own with minimal cost and time sparing.

Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

Copy stand for book scanning - just one hole to create your ebook

Ikea Drommar Cookie Sheet 6.99 USD

Extendable Handheld Telescopic Self-portrait Tripod Monopod For Camera from Banggood and other sites for 4.60 USD

1/4 Inch Dual Gold Nuts Tripod Mount Screw To Camera Hot Shoe Adapter from Banggood and other sites 1.92 USD

You just have to drill a 6mm hole in the cookie sheet, insert the shoe adapter with the nut to fix it and screw the tripod...DONE!

Step 2: IF YOU WANT TO DIGITALIZE YOUR BOOKS YOU ALSO NEED:

Copy stand for book scanning - just one hole to create your ebook

A camera: I used my old 7 mega pixels Canon Ixus, but you can use any camera or even a smartphone buying a Cellphone Camera Tripod Clip Bracket Holder (Banggood and others at 1.80 USD).

An USB remote shutter release: you can find how to make it here: http://www.instructables.com/id/CHDK-USB-Remote-Sh... If you use a smartphone you can buy a Bluetooth Wireless Remote Camera Shutter Selftimer (ebay, 3.49 USD).

A USB 10 LED light flexible for PC notebook laptop (Banggood and others sites 3.20 USD)

A Battery Emergency USB Charger Power (Banggood 2.38 USD)

A magnet to hold the charger to the cookie sheet (I already had a strong 20 mm neodymium magnet and I used it)

Step 3: DONE!!!

Copy stand for book scanning - just one hole to create your ebook

All you have to digitalize your books is the boring task to take some hundred of pictures and process them with some free OCR program....

 
 

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