Scanner Builds

Building a scanner is the first project stage in your scanning project. Scanners range from simple to complex, and you'll benefit by evaluating others' designs before getting started on your tool.

One of the strongest points of the DIY book scanning community is the number of people who make their own builds and share their designs on the forum. An amazing variety of scanner designs has evolved through the DIY Book Scanner community's combined efforts. (The forum community is very welcoming to newcomers and quite active, please stop by and let us know what you're working on!)

''We're hoping to build out this page as a gallery of successful designs for inspiration and reference. For now, you might start by looking at the following introductory resources on build designs:''

Right now the best place to look is:

More resources

If your design is good enough to be a model for others, add it to our Gallery!

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