Introduction: Smartphone Document Scanner

I don't have time to futz around with drivers when I want to scan a document at work. I've tried using my phone to scan documents before but found I couldn't hold the phone stable and level enough to get a picture I wasn't embarrassed to work with. Luckily for me, the high school I work at has a wood shop, so I just took one of my shelves down to the shop, chucked a big Forstner bit into the drill press, and put a hole in the shelf. Add some Ikea strip lights, and I had a cheap, quick, and easy document camera. 

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graviousinstructables made it!(author)2016-07-03

I liked this durable look but for lack of a shelf to put a hole in I made a box and added 20 led modules from ebay. Thanks for sharing!

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Scott1946 made it!(author)2016-05-10

I mean to say hole

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Scott1946 made it!(author)2016-05-10

I mean to say hole

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Scott1946 made it!(author)2016-05-10

How did you decide how large to make the hold.

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appliancejunk made it!(author)2014-11-16

Very clever and simple, love it!

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AlanTheRobot made it!(author)2012-12-10

Cool! I needed a way to turn my DSLR into a scanner. I was thinking of hanging it from my bed, but this looks much easier. I'll just make a shelf above my desk.

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2012-11-24

Very clever, thanks for sharing.

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deeaycee made it!(author)2012-11-23

This is great. Thanks for the idea.

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