[Digitalarchivists] update

dany.nb at qhex.org dany.nb at qhex.org
Fri Oct 25 07:59:05 UTC 2013


That sounds great. Canon and CHDK are actually preferred for these
book scanners:
http://wiki.diybookscanner.org/camera-selection
CHDK may work fine with gphoto2. The information about remote capture
seems spotty, though, so we'd have to try it and see.

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:06 AM,  <crw at crw.io> wrote:
> On 10/24, dany.nb at qhex.org wrote:
>> Chris, John, Vinay and I painted the scanner today, black on the
>> inside and red on the outside. It looks great! The parts are currently
>> drying under a table on the east wall.
>
> I was reporting our progress to the #noisebridge IRC channel tonight
> and Jake said he might be able to donate two 5MP Canon point-and-shoot
> cameras that we could keep at the space. The only issue is that "the
> lenses are jammed up, so they need software that ignores the lenses
> and their errors" - to that end he pointed me at CHDK[1].
>
> At first I thought it might make a better fit for our shell script
> than gphoto2, but then I realized if other hackerspaces were going to
> make use of our system, they might not be using Canon cameras, so it'd
> probably be best to keep the scripted interface generic.
>
> -c.
>
> [1] http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK


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