Journaling ideas since 2003
Advertise with us Subscribe to newsletter

Follow us

Share this

Google Engineer Builds Automatic ‘Page-Turning Scanner’, Uses Vacuum Cleaner



Google Books engineer Dany Qumsiyeh of has come up with an automatic book-scanning device that could make digitizing physical books more cost efficient and less time-consuming.

The ‘Linear Book Scanner’ is a prototype page-turning scanner that moves a book face-down over linear sensors to capture high-resolution images of each page, and uses vacuum pressure to automatically turn pages as the book moves.

Made with an ordinary vacuum cleaner, the US$1,500 machine is quick to setup and can digitize a 1,000-page book in about 90 minutes or so (depending on the speed of the motor used).

Unlike traditional scanning methods, the Linear Book Scanner doesn’t require someone to operate it once it’s been set in motion.

Google has also made the project available for anyone who’d like to create his or her own automatic book scanner.

For more information on building your own Linear Book Scanner, you can go: here.










[via Google Project Hosting]
Receive interesting stories like this one in your inbox
 
Subscribe to our email newsletter
Prefer RSS instead?
Advertise here

More news on
Innovation

Also check out these recent news
Never miss our stories again! ×
Subscribe to our newsletter

Follow us on