russca wrote:Clemd, in your built SDM remote has 3 wires coming out of it but the seller's line up shows only 2. What is a third one for? I wanna order the right one.
Russca, the third wire goes to a digital timer that can be set to go off at different intervals so that if you time how long it takes you to raise the Platen, turn the page, and lower the Platen, the timer can be set to fire the switch for you - sort of an automated operation. It's not really needed, but I like bells and whistles. It might come in handy also if you don't/can't mount the switch to the Platen handle for some reason. The switch does work fine depressed with your thumb if it's attached to the handle as in my photo so the timer is not necessary. Again, I just like bells and whistles. You can view a photo of the timer'd switch here under "A".
russca wrote:Another question: Are you gonna post bill of materials? Would be nice to get exact list of parts [items, quantity].
I wasn't planning on posting an item/quantity list since all I did was use Daniel's shopping list for Home Depot as a start. I did, however, make some modifications of my own that you can see in my photo log above. You can also get the reference link to where I purchased the gooseneck microphone extensions and camera mounts in this thread- beginning of page one, with pics following on page 2. Now that my build is complete, I may be able to work up an item list, and even some updated pricing if I can round up my receipts. (Suggestion: log your build in photos too because inevitably you'll find something that works for you that no one else thought of but that someone else may be able to benefit from)
russca wrote:I am a total noob when it comes to DIY book scanners. So, please forgive my questions.
No worries here. I was a total noob as well only about two months ago. I'm enjoying this as a hobby and am still learning myself. Now that my build is finally complete, I can start focusing on the scanning process as well as post-processing of the book. I posted this photo log because I wanted to help newbie's like myself at least get their build off the ground. I chose Daniel's DIY build because it seemed easy, and he did a great job of showing us how to get started. Granted, if you follow his plans to the letter, you'll definitely run into some minor problems, but you just have to think ahead of the steps to judge how things are going and plan for any modifications you can foresee. I'd be happy to answer any particular questions you might have so feel free to contact me in the thread or by PM. This forum is a great source of information. Everyone here is willing to help. Welcome aboard!!!