Cat Scan - patches available

From Tumblr, via Animal New York, via Notcot, comes The Cat Scan. It's cats. On scanners. It's weird, yet somehow obvious.  The blasted animal has fallen asleep on your scanner again, so why not try and teach it to sleep elsewhere? What's the oddest thing you have ever scanned? UPDATE I've decided to arbitrarily award patches to any scans people upload. Rules: It must be something you've scanned yourself. If it was alive at the start of the scan, it must be alive and unharmed at the end of the scan (ie don't hold frogs still be pressing down on the lid). International entries are absolutely allowed.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago

book scan - Camera Setup

Hi all, So I was scanning the book manually today using camera. Everything turned out to be ok, except the final pictures file size was staggering big(little over 1MB), which finally will compiled into a single PDF file. I was using resolution of 1600*1200 and found it to be the minimum accepted resolution in my situation. So my question was under what kind of camera setup should I get the smallest picture size but relatively clear picture. Thanks,

Posted by liys 8 years ago

How can we Scan a wall

Is there a way we can scan a complete portion of wall vertically using lasers or any other device?

Posted by ap nambiar 5 years ago

3D Scanning a Locomotive

I know nothing about 3D scanning so hope to find suggestions here. I have a large object I wish to scan and import into Rhino 3D and eventually cut (1:120 scale) on my tabletop CNC mill. The diesel locomotive upper nose has compound curves in its shape. The red rectangles in the illustration mark the area of the locomotive that is difficult to reproduce accurately in a drawing. It is this area I would like to scan. Is there a scanning system somewhere in instructables that is capable of scanning this large area of the diesel locomotive? If so, please point me to it. Thanks much.

Posted by CyValley 2 years ago

Does anyone know how to make a radio constantly scan? Answered

I want to take an ordinary FM radio and make the scan function cycle through all of the frequencies very quickly and constantly. Any advice?

Asked by transistorguy 7 years ago

How do I determine the scan matrix of my piano keyboard?

Hi, I am trying to convert my old shitty keyboard into a midi controller by following the instructable by Evan Kale; but when connecting two wires of the ribbon to my multimeter, which is set to continuity mode (as seen at 1:30 of the video in link above), there is no response from the multimeter when pressing the keys in order to determine the scan matrix. Am I doing something wrong? Please help!!!

Asked by hbade 3 years ago

USB drive virus, scan through, restart with external harddrive in

Hey! So last night I started scanning through my computers, scanned the whole computer with MSE, MBAM, PANDA ONLINE and superantispyware and it was clean. Then I plugged in my external harddrive to scan, I scanned that one with MSE and then with superantispuyware and then MBAM. It didn't find anything. Then I scanned the whole computer AND the external harddrive. First with MSE, it came up clean. Then with superantispyware, it was also clean, but it found som tracking cookies on the pc, and I had to restart the pc. But heres the problem, I forgot to take the external harddrive out of the pc while restarting... Can this (if there is a virus) have made it boot into the computer, so AV's can't find it anymore? (I had autoplay turned off through "control panel" - "hardware and sound" and "autoplay") Lets say that there is a virus and it did do this, will reinstalling and formatting get rid of it anyways? Is this tool to be trusted? Does it work? : please say if you know of any better ways to detect this. *More backround info in my last topic here (including list of viruses that could have something to do with it. 

Posted by kjelll 7 years ago

Will you sign your username and scan it and post it here...for a super cool avatar? Please?

Hey guys, will everyone who sees this thread sign their username (NOT your real name!) on a sheet of paper and then scan it and save it as a jpg and post it here? I plan to take all the signatures I receive and put them all in one picture. People can use it as an avatar, instructables can use it if they want to for some reason...etc. Please? EDIT: Yay! I have 6 so far. Thanks, everybody! Keep em comin! :D EDIT: 10 signatures counting my own! Including a genuine ibles celebrity's! EDIT: 12 siggies! EDIT: 14! EDIT: 15! EDIT: 18 and counting!! EDIT: 20 including ewilhelm and canida's!!!! EDIT: 24! Can somebody help me get the transparent versions of signatures that have dark backgrounds? ll.13 did his, which helped, but I need help with some of the others. I think you just have to patiently erase all the background away. Right, ll.13? EDIT: 27 at last count, I'm sure it's well over 30 now, they're coming in faster than I can make new ones. So I'll just wait for a bit to make a new version. And of course volunteers who work on the backgrounds are very much appreciated! Thank you very much guys!

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago

Is there a way to use a Cannon Bubble Jet printer as a scanner? Make a scanner cartridge?

There is a model of Cannon printer where you can purchase a scanner cartridge to replace the ink cartridge, transforming the printer into a scanner.  However, I do not have that model, so I'm wondering/hoping that since THAT printer can be used as a scanner with only the simple replacement of the ink cartridge, maybe there's a way to use my current, ancient Bubble Jet as a scanner, also. Thanks in advance. 

Asked by dianaaspenhill 6 years ago

How do I surf the web using a webcam with QR Codes?

I want to build a setup that uses a Microsoft Lifecam to scan paper cut outs with QR Codes printed on them. The QR Codes have URL's for websites. I want to be able to hold them up to the camera and have the computer bring me to that URL. Please help in anyway you can! Thank You!

Asked by ElectroFlex 6 years ago

Computer problem: Restore points: gone. Some functionality: gone. Quarantine folder: nothing special. What's wrong? Answered

Some background: OS: XPMachine: Gateway pc - dual processorscondition caused by: Running of Clam-Win Virus checker in Quarantine mode. After the checker finished, I was unable to get to any programs nor able to run anything (including START - RESTART), etc. The mouse worked. The Google side bar was gone. Finally, a 3 finger salute (ctl alt del) shut down the machine. booted to SAFE MODE and found NO restore points. .booted to normal admin and the Sidebar came back. Several of my shortcuts worked at this point(rechecked the restore points, they were definitely gone)Clam-win has no "restore or unquarantine" program of it's own, at least, I couldn't find one....In the Quarantine folder, it appears as though only junk from an unused signon was removed....I am pulling out my hair here, trying to restore full functionality.....(I can't update FireFox when it asks to). Unless there is NO other way, can anyone tell me where to go from here (before I use the SYSTEM RESTORE disk that came with the machine, 3-4 years ago). I would appreciate anything helpful at this point. PS: the image below is not from my scan. It is from an old scan I had saved....when the current scan finished, I had NO functionality at all, and could not get a screen shot... Still, it shows what Clam-Win looks like...

Asked by Goodhart 9 years ago

DIY EEG see whats on your mind - Any Ideas on how to build one?

A Electroencephalography (eeg) is a divice that measure electrical signals from the brain. There is a site called which has plans, but its hard to follow. Wanted to see if anyone was intrested in putting together a instructables to make one of these on the cheap and easy to build. Think this starwars toy could be a starting place?  It's called Force trainer and I guess it's suppose to read your brain waves. Sound like a load of crap to me, but might be a place to start.  

Asked by JoeMurphy 8 years ago

Is it possible to do a 3D laser Scan of my garage ?

Well , I have an itch , I want to scan my garage with a laser and input it into something like 'Meshlab'. I've bought the laser from a car boot sale ,I've tried it and its excellent , I have a finepix S8000fd digital camera, I scan and record the laser OK . but cannot find suitable software to get it into 'Meshlab' or a similar software tool . Does anybody have any ideas about where I go from here. ? If succesfull what would be the limiting factor for scanning distance. ?

Asked by jimihendrix 8 years ago

Is there a MacOSX viewer for iSite PACS scan data? Answered

I have two CDs from my doctor with MRI, PET, and CT scans. They include a standalone viewer called iSite (from Philips), which is PC/Windows only. I've tried OsiriX, but the iSite data format on CD appears to be proprietary. At least, there is no DICOMDIR files.After eight months, no responses :-(

Asked by kelseymh 9 years ago

Possible 3d scanner project

An idea just popped in my head, just an idea.. take a scanner apart, and in stead of the scanner moving, have the "object" do a 360 while its scanned. so im thinking take the stepper motor our and build some sort of rotation device so when its suppose to "scan" the object is rotated and the scanner piece is at a fixed vertical position what do you guys think? please send suggestions, sketches. any input will greatly be appreciated =) thanx Brett

Posted by B.oom 8 years ago

How can I get rid of the watercolor-paper texture when I scan a painting on my Epson Perfection scanner?

I used to have an Arcus II scanner and I don't remember the texture of the paper being so visible. Sometimes my illustrations fade to white on the border but the paper is still obvious. Thanks in advance. Garison W.

Asked by garison 8 years ago

Is there any way to convert film negatives to digital images without a special scanner? Answered

I do quite a bit of black and white photography, but have fairly limited access to a darkroom and limited funds for photo paper. I know certain scanners can scan slides and negatives, but I don't have one. I also know that many photo-processing services will give you a CD when you bring them film to develop, but A) will they convert negatives that have already been developed and B) who does the best job?

Asked by Mother Natures Son 9 years ago

Help for a digital camera based scanner

Hello, It's the first time I post in this site, but I guess someone might be able to help me. I would like to build a scanner that uses a digital camera to get the images. Basically a board with a vertical stand that would hold the camera pointing downwards, with lights on the sides to have the surface evenly illuminated. Unluckily my digital camera (a canon powershoot sd800) does not have remote controlling through computer, which would ease the process a lot, so I was interested in building also a mechanism, that would be attached either to the camera or to the part of the stand where the camera goes, that would press the shutter at regular intervals (lets's say 5seconds) so that i would have the time to turn the page and not waste any. Thank you very much for any suggestion, help, reference, link. All the best, Clemente

Posted by wilson14 10 years ago

Inside object scan? Answered

Will this work if I'm in the object? For example, I would like to scan a room that I'm standing in...

Asked by itoolfred 1 year ago

Virus Scan scam on instrucables!

For the past week or so, after clicking an instrucable or step within one, I am sometimes re-directed to one of those sites that claim you have a virus and should do their free scan.  It's getting really annoying as you can't easily leave these sites.  Has someone hacked the site? Update: On 12/31/09 my security software deleted a trojan after once again being re-directed to the Virus Scan site.

Posted by scooterkid92 8 years ago

My Computer is really messed up, with spyware and such! Please help!

My computer has a Trojan on it, and a lot of other spyware.Does anybody know any programs you can download to actually remove the threats?I tried Spyware Doctor, didn't work.It only scans.I need it badly, I actually have 2 Trojans...Please help, thanks!

Posted by GorillazMiko 10 years ago

How can I change the import format for my FLIP camera?

My FLIP always imports video as MPEG and I always have to change my format manually. Can someone tell me how to change the import format for my FLIP camera? PS When I try to install FLIPShare it says I need to scan and fix my FLIP camera! Please HELP!

Asked by chanman789 7 years ago

How to make a lazy susan for 3D scanning people?

I wanna ask if someone's familiar how to make a lazy susan for automatically scanning people with a 3D scanner (see the attached photo). Kind regards,

Asked by Renev3 2 years ago

Can I make a 3d scan using a dslr

Can I make a dslr to scan multiple people at the same time?what do I have to do?  if so, what are the precaucions I have to do?

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 1 year ago

S'ware/H'ware to scan an existing object? Answered

Jon, will you cover Software and/or Hardware to scan/capture an existing object that I want to duplicate via a 3D print?Thank you!

Asked by LeslieTinNH 1 year ago

MRI scan? Answered

Has anyone had an MRI scan? How good/bad was the experience. I have the opportunity to volunteer for a research project which is gathering MRI data from Asthmatics and I am not too sure about volunteering. I have had several Ct scans but know the MRI process is very different.

Asked by rickharris 1 year ago

i want to scan a deck of playing cards using a wireless sensor ?

i want to scan a deck of playing cards using a wireless small sensor,i want to know which sensor i can use

Asked by rajendra_k_k 7 years ago

How can I scan to roots of plant that inside of the pot?

Dear friends, I am an academician in Faculty of Agriculture. Roots development of plants is an important parameter in our experiments. So I need to display the root length without remove the plants from the pots. I need to find the differences between cultivars or treatments about root length, efficient root depth and root area. If I can display it similar to example images, so if I can distinguish the roots by photoshop, It will be so useful for me. Is there any sensor, method or such thing that I can scan the roots without the damage the plants by using of arduino ? or any DIY device. Coloring is not important for me, I need just selection of roots. Best regards.

Asked by JeoleX 1 year ago

How can we us kinect XBox 360 to scan 3D object with PC win 7?

I have Kinect xBox 360 and use Win 7 on PC Question are : 1- I want to use this Kinect to 3d scan object , is this possible ? 2- What's kind of software to do this ? 3- How about the kinect driver must  install ? Thanks  

Asked by trongdung 5 years ago

Anyone know of a software that scans for wireless networks then tells you the password ? Answered

Hi does anyone know where i can get software that scans for wireless networks then tells you the password for them ? It would be VERY preferable if i didnt have to install anything. Thanks heaps Nathan

Asked by ghostmonkeys 8 years ago

Network Scanner Software for Canon IR 3300 Photostat machine?

Hi, One of my friend have Canon IR3300 Photocopier machine. It is connect to a pc by Ethernet. It is capable of taking printouts from pc and scanning photos from machine. Now i use Photoshop to  scan images.Problem is machine scans papers fast. All scanned files are appears in Photoshop as a psd file to save those into jpg I need to use save for web option in photoshop. Is there any software that can scan from feeder and platen and stores into pc automatically into JPG ? I saw remote scan, my machine(canon ir-3300) is not in remotescans list. Do you know any other software ?

Asked by milans 8 years ago

How would i go about making an RFID triggered beep/LED Flash?

Hello everyone, Ive bought a RFID dongle and tablet to work together for me as a loyalty data collector. The thing is, when the Milfare 1k card is scanned, it wont make a beep or LED flash to let the customer know its been scanned correctly. I need another reader which is connected nest to the dongle (all of this will be put together in a plastic compartment) so that when any Mifare 1k card is scanned the dongle and tablet will do its job but i want the other scanner to let off a beep and LD flash at the same time? How would i go about doing this?? Thankyouuuuu Josh

Asked by jfitz91 5 years ago

how to trensfer a fm scan radio to static?

I have a HO700 SENTRY and i would like to make it to play 1 channel only. can somebody help me?

Asked by cobito1060 3 years ago

Does anybody have a link to one of those websites that "scan" your computer for viruses? Answered

I'm looking for one of those websites that plays alittle flash video and makes it look like it's scanning for viruses on a PC, even if you're on a MAC. Can someone send me a link?

Asked by Bartboy 8 years ago

Lamp Shade Out of MRI Image Film?

I have a set of MRI scans of my knee. I make lamps and want to make a lamp shade out of these scans. A friend says, no - they will burst into flames. Another pal says, yes - go for it, get an old lampshade from Salvation Army, remove the cloth and clip the MRI scans to the wire armature. Oh, and if I make one, to be sure to use a low watt bulb. I think the scans are cool. But if they burst into flames, that would be bad. So - any idea how this could safely be done? Thanks.

Posted by mandodeb 9 years ago

3D Printing/Scanning Advocate Needed in SF Bay Area

Love telling people about 3D printing?! Paid position introducing consumers to the maker movement and helping them complete 3D Prints and Scans in a retail environment. 3D Scanning and Printing Advocates: Looking for qualified 3D professionals with experience in printing and/or scanning to work directly with customers and introduce them to the Maker movement. 2+ years experience with 3D design, printing, & scanning preferred. Responsibilities: Explain 3D scanning and printing possibilities to retail consumers Help them complete basic 3D printing/scanning tasks at the kiosk Answer questions and respond to technical issues Really listen to consumers needs, concerns and difficulties and log them Compile a market research report based on your experiences and observations You will be personally representing 3D printing and a large retail brand to end users. Respect and patience with new Makers is a must. 1-6 month Contract Position, with potential to convert to Full-Time. Compensation to be Determined. Must be located in California. Must be able to start by October 15th. Oct 1st preferred. Contact to apply.

Posted by BrittanyF 3 years ago

Cataloging School Papers

I spontaneously decided to catalogue every paper I get/do in school this year. I've run some tests with tesseract, a OCR program, and its decent. Except... I don't have a scanner... I'm thinking of giving it up, unless someone else would like to also try it out. If so, I'll put effort into procuring a scanner, or figuring a way to emulate one with a camera. Any random thoughts on this?

Posted by zachninme 10 years ago

I need help finding some scans of Transformers comics. Free Pro Membership up for grabs! Can anyone help?

I am specifically looking for scans of "Hearts of Steel", "Shattered Glass", and "The Beast Within".  I will of course happily accept more than those. I have a few ideas for some custom Transformers, and having access to some good scans of the books I mentioned would help immensely. Like it says in the title, the first good quality answer will be getting a free Pro Membership code!  (Helpful people with later answers may get one too.)

Asked by skittlespider 4 years ago

How do I permanently delete a tracking cookie? Answered

I use Internet Explorer as my primary browser and Symantec Endpoint Protection as antivirus. Everytime I run an full scan, it says it finds the same tracking cookie and its primary action was to be deleted. However, it appears again if I run another scan even though I don't use the internet between scans. Is there a way to delete this cookie and is it possible it is a threat to my computer?

Asked by Dnamra 6 years ago

Can I put a CD into a scanner to scan the art on the non-playable side without doing any damage to the data on the CD? Answered

I'm planning to make a copy of the CD in question to give as a Christmas present. I want to scan the art onto my computer and then print it out and glue the duplicate art onto the copy CD. However, I don't want to damage the original. Is there any way that my scanner (Lexmark) could damage the stuff on the CD? 

Asked by black hole 6 years ago

3d Scanning Howto? best recommended? DYI vs purchased

Hey gang! So, I am in need of some help.   The end goal is to make some  1x1x1 or 2x2x2 inch figurines of my kids. (  Think DnD wizard with my sons face") as the end goal. Right now, I am wondering if anyone has any success with the Scanning side of things.  Can you recommend a DIY 3d scanning solution? On Friday, I took my Nikon DSRL and put a 2"x2"x2" clay figuring on a rotating table and took some pictures, and uploaded it to 123d Catch.  I took about 30 pictures and uploaded them.  some where ignored because of lighting maybe. I have search for 3d scanning on instructables, and found quite a few, but it would be too costly to try them all, so I though I would ask in public chat if anyone has good success.   (I know I can spend 1500 on the maker scanner, but thats crazy expensive for a toy) So putting this out there for anyone to help me out

Posted by menglor 4 years ago

DIY scanning tunnelling microscope

I caught this on the MAKE blog; the full article is at ChemHacker. Sacha De'Angeli has announced the release of "version 0.1" (proof of concept) for a do-it-yourself scanning tunnelling microscope. If you already know what an STM is, my work here is done. For the rest of you, a scanning tunnelling microscope moves a very fine ("single atom sharp") tip across a surface.Electrons can jump between the surface and tip, leading to a varying electric current which can be amplified and measured. How well the electrons can jump depends exponentially on the width of the gap. Near an atom is closer than between atoms, so by moving the tip in very small (nanometer) increments, you can image the atomic structure of the surface. With a less sharp tip, or coarser position control, you can still image surface structure, steps, defects, etc. UPDATE: Instructables user Fabio M had posted a different STM project last December.

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago

'bout security? Answered

Bekathwia, I hope you changed your AIO key. cause it can be scanned from the screenshot and abused.

Asked by AlexanderTRU 11 months ago