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Step 74: Final Steps: Which Cameras??

At the time of this writing, the best camera for this task is the Canon Powershot A590 IS. It has enough resolution, enough manual control, works with CHDK/Stereodata Maker, and often goes on sale online for $100. The price made this scanner possible.

You may use other cameras, but be sure they are on the supported list of StereoData Maker. Any camera that can run SDM will probably work, but again, these are the best. Keep in mind that ONLY CANON POWERSHOT CAMERAS WORK WITH CHDK/STEREODATA MAKER.

If you need more help with StereoData Maker, please post in the comments, or better still, sign up forthe official Yahoo Group.Many knowledgeable users -- and the developers of SDM -- hang out there.

Now I know many of the people reading this are probably college students. You can substantially reduce the cost of your book scanner by agreeing with your roommate or pals to buy the same cameras. You don't need a book scanner every day, so you can just borrow each other the cameras for a few days at a time.
Hi, great. What about automatize pre process?.<br>Do you have something about this step forward?<br>We can support on that.<br>mbonifax@gmail.com
<p>Ha, couldn't make it to 100 steps eh!</p><p>A truly impressive instructable. You have put in an amazing effort to create this and the documentation - you should feel very proud of this effort. Both interesting and practical. Thank you!</p>
<p>Just excellent!</p>
Great read and awesome detailed project. Too much work for me though. Good thing I prefer physical books to e books.
<p>Fahrenheit 451 .... no more !</p><p>One of those acts that WILL change the shape of our future.</p>
For a good source of glue syringes, go to woodcraft.com and search on 'syringe'. There are several types including Luer-Lok. <br><br>Also, you can try a friendly neighborhood pharmacist and tell them what you're trying to do, sometimes they'll just give you one. It's worth a try.<br>
Forgot to mention--you can also order syringes and needles straight from Amazon, super cheap.
<p>Thats helpful</p>
Wow that is one long 'Ible!
<p>Fantastic! This project will cause information revolution. </p>
<p>Awsome it gave me some idea. Thank you for your work here:)</p>
<p>Very nice liked. I hope you the further development.</p>
<p>This is an amazing idea.</p>
<p>wonderful</p>
<p>really clever.</p>
<p>Excellent, i wish i'd have had this when i was at uni</p>
<p>wow a ground breaking design for a simple job. </p>
<p>Intelligent and articulate. Nice work!</p>
<p>Thank you for this nice Instructable. I like it</p><p>Rima</p>
<p>Very cool, i'm sure a few library's should take notice of this and have you build one for them.</p>
<p>Terrific...!!</p>
<p>Extremely good...!!</p>
<p>Thats useful</p>

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