I am a community college student from Frederick MD. I love math, physics and chemistry. I feel very stressed from soft sciences. I need a quick and easy way to digitize the books so I can control+F through them.
I have done some experiments with automatic page flipping and found a reliable mechanism to do this operation. Not sure if I want to disclose it before i get a credit for it and present is somewhere. Very few moving parts and no jams. No precision parts. My friend called it an AK-47 of page flipping. Hopefully this concept stays around for as long as the AKs did. A microcontroller is used to monitor the end switches and synchronize/delay two mechanisms.
I may need a camera or two cameras that would get images of pages to my computer. Can web cams do that? What software do I use to get a nice stream of photos of the full resolution into the OCR software? How do I make it work on Win7? I would like to follow someone's footsteps.
I am also considering a remote trigger for a camera. How is that done the cheapest way? I am not sure why everyone is talking about CHDK and changing the program inside the camera. Usually sketchy internet directions that are given for many items at once don't work. I would like someone to tell me their experience step by step. I want a specific model of a camera and what was done to it to give it a remote trigger. 5V would be great because it is a microcontroller voltage and since my page flipper uses a microcontroller, it may also be used to trigger a camera.
Cannon Hacking Development Kit looks a little too complex to me. Plus why am I suppose to buy expensive Cannons? Hacking the actual shutter button would be a little bit too brutal. Plus SMD electronics aren't good for that.
So what am I shopping for?
tarakan114 wrote:I am about to buy an expensive powershot.
I would like to see the USB hookup for the trigger.
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