Last October, in NYC, I announced a new DIY Book Scanner kit (the “Hackerspace Scanner”).
Today, after dozens of revisions, hundreds of hours of work, and thousands of great ideas from the community, the first eight kits are ready for purchase.
Pick one up at http://diybookscanner.myshopify.com/ – price includes domestic shipping.
If you order in the next 24 hours, I will ship tomorrow (Monday, June 4th). Otherwise, your order will ship on Saturday, June 9th.
This is a beta run. If you are interested, I encourage you to buy one now. These first 8 scanners will get extra personal support from me to make sure you get comfortably past the construction stage.
This is Open Hardware.
Currently, I can only ship within the domestic USA, but anywhere in the USA is fine. I am working on solutions for people outside the USA. I take international customers seriously.
The price, including shipping:
The specific wood that the parts will be cut from.
18mm CARB-compliant Baltic Birch. This is the best Baltic Birch available in SoCal.
I am including everything except glass, paint, and cameras. That means you’ll get every screw, bearing, bolt, and even a wired-up LED light for your rig. You’ll have to paint the wood, decide on a camera, and buy the glass locally (it just doesn’t ship well).
I will be gone between Tuesday June 4th until Saturday June 9th. After I return, there will be about a week where I tool up to do large runs of scanners.
Here you go, people who want kits! I have kits available NOW. And I am SO HAPPY ABOUT IT.
Please ask any questions about the kits here.