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DIY High-Speed Book Scanner from Trash and Cheap Cameras

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Step 56: Camera Support: Final Notes.

Mounting the camera arms is a little tricky because the lens of the camera is not in the center of the camera or perfectly on-axis with the arm. What this means is that you need to mount the arm on the left and right side offset by a small amount. We simply eyeballed the cameras so that the extended lens assembly looked about in the center of the V-shaped thingy. Then we screwed them onto the countertop base.

In the future, I hope to flesh out this step of the book scanner instructable a bit more, and I'm looking forward to your input and ideas on more general camera arms, too. I'd have spent more time on them if I didn't have such great solutions at hand.
 
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