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Don’t wait in line to feed coins into the library’s photocopier! Here are instructions for making a portable, paperless, digital copy machine.Your mat...
1x Plexiglass plate, about 12” x 10’’ x ¼”2x threaded rods, 36” x ¼”1x Tygon tubing, 6’ x ¼” inside diameter16x ¼” nuts5x ¼” wing nuts4x ¼” stop nuts ...
Position the angle brackets onto the wood scrap. (Mine are 3” apart.)Mark the holes.Drill pilot holes for the wood screws.Screw the angle brackets i...
Drill 5/16” holes in each corner of the Plexiglass plate. (Make the holes about ½” in from each edge.)
Cut each 36” threaded rod in two; now you have four 18” rods.Round off the cut ends with a file.Check the threads of the cut ends with a nut. (To cl...
Remove the camera from the camera mount, if it is still mounted.Insert the tops of the four rods into the bracket holes of the camera mount.Secure the...
Turn off the flash. (It’s not needed; it reflects off of the Plexiglass; and it’s annoying in the library!) (Shift things around to avoid reflecti...
Use some simple photo-editing software to … Rotate the image, if it is out of alignment. Crop the image. Adjust the brightness and contrast. ...
Prepare a dummy document using MS Word (or another word processing program).Make a blank page for each image.Give each blank page a few Returns then...
Why Pdf? See the next Option, below.Several programs (e.g. Abbyy Transformer, Cute PDF Writer) convert Word files to Pdfs. (Some conversion programs...
Several programs, e.g. Abbyy Transformer for Windows(~$49), do a good job with optical character recognition (OCR), converting Pdfs into searchable...
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Posted:Oct 11, 2009
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