Be sure to paint the scanner black! This is NOT for looks (although it does look cool) but to reduce glare. Your city may, like Portland, OR, offer a discount-priced recycled paint program. Ours, called Metropaint (http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=521/
), charges just $10 for a gallon of flat black latex paint, compared to $30 for the equivalent at Miller Paint, a popular nationwide supplier.