[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: DIY Book Scanner Meeting

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Sun Apr 21 18:34:10 UTC 2013

This got posted to -announce, but I know there are people on -discuss
who aren't subscribed there, so here's a forward just in case.


On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 10:45:15AM -0700, newmy51 at gmail.com wrote:
> Dear Noisebridgers,
> A meeting is commencing TODAY at 3pm to discuss various aspects of our book
> scanning future.  Never heard of book scanners but suddenly feel a tingle
> of archival excitement?  Visit DIYBookScanner.org for more information.
> This is a project that could take many forms and directions, from the
> infomercially simple buying of a Daniel Reetz kit (available to NB at a
> discount) and accompanying cameras and platen glass, all the way on up to
> developing, prototyping and producing a uniquely Noisebridge design
> expressly suited to the needs of its usership.  Either end of the spectrum,
> and anything in between, will require corresponding amounts of skills in
> fabrication, robotics, circuit hacking, photography, OCR software,
> programming and other assorted tricks of the digital archivism trade.
> Anyone up for anything from brainstorming to brick laying in the pursuit of
> making a Book Scanner a reality at Noisebridge in the not so distant
> future, please join us at 3pm, today.  If you can't make it but want to
> stay in the loop, get in touch with me at newmy51[at]gmail[dot]com or
> 5o567o9o9o.
> Hope to see you all this afternoon.
> -Danny N.

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