Category: Scanning

Scanner enclosure!

Yesterday I put together the pieces I cut on Tuesday to get done with the primary outer enclosure for the slide scanner. The bottom has the rotary mechanism I wrote about in the past. It’s not going to sit on the bottom,...

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Indoor Woodworking

My slide scanner project is one step closer to completion! The Festool system with the MFT/3 and the TS55 worked admirably. I did notice that the MFT/3 was a bit out of square by a degree or so, but that was easy enough to sort...

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A whirly thing

I think I finally got to a working design. I decided to take a page from how my reloading press works with its rotary mechanism and make the same thing myself. This saves all sorts of machinery to make it work, and substitutes,...

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Well, it worked!

Granted, this is a prototype since there’s no mounting flanges… but it works! There’s almost no hang-ups at all and things feed 100% one slide at a time! :-D It took a year of thinking to get to this state, but...

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More design roundabout

I’ve been working on the slide scanning rig that I’ve been slowly (ok, too slowly) putting together. The part that was giving me grief lately is the top of the slide feeder. A couple of days ago I posted this design:...

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Selector Mechanism

This is most of the hard part of the selector mechanism I designed for the slide scanner. This is now using a rotary picker to remove the bottom slide off of a stack of slides that will sit at a 45º angle to the bottom cutout;...

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More out-of-the-box thinking

I was thinking about rotating parts on the slide scanner over the past few days, as I was writing here. That got me thinking about the hardest part of the whole mechanism: the slide feed apparatus. The purpose of this is to take...

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I made a thing

I’ll go more into the design of this later… But this thing, which I printed last night, is the prototype of the base scanner module for my slide scanner. Like I wrote a couple of days ago, I was struggling with the...

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