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DIY High-Speed Book Scanner from Trash and Cheap Cameras

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Step 51: Camera Support: Overview.

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It's important to have a good support system for your cameras. In both of my book scanners, I've had a good way to support them, but both my methods don't generalize well. So I'll show you how I did mine and then propose a method that anybody could do with more basic materials.

My first book scanner was built from a Polaroid MP-4 camera stand. It has arms extending out, and I attached the cameras to them. Basically, I just drilled a large hole in a scrap slab of HDPE and then added an angle bracket to mount the camera. These aren't the best because they only work for my particular scanner. Regardless, I am including them here for posterity.
 
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