With some more time on the milling machine I now have a few more machined parts to assemble the book scanner. Machine screws, shoulder bolts and bearings that were ordered from McMaster-Carr also arrived which facilitated the assembly process.
The Book Scanner project is moving slowly, but moving nonetheless. Pictured below is the lower frame and the beginnings of the collapsible pivot mechanisms. The lower frame is held together with four 5/16-18 bolts and the specialized washers used for assembly of this extrusion. The plate seen in the lower left of the image is […]
Alumi-Porta-Collapsi-Scanner for Books V 0.1 When the tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. So, having some aluminum extrusion laying around looks like a book scanner waiting to happen.