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Build your own Fullauto Bookscanner

Paul Miller, @futurepaul
February 22, 2006
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So you want to be the next Google. You've hooked yourself up with a sweet search algorithm, set up the server farm, and have AJAX out the wazoo. Now it's time for the nitty gritty like book scanning, which you can accomplish with your very own Fullauto Bookscanner made from LEGOs and other spare gear. The crux of the system is an upside down flatbed scanner, surrounded by LEGO parts to raise and lower the book and automate page turning. It's all controlled by a laptop which also receives the scans. Now all you have left to do is deal with a few lawsuits from publishers and you're set.

[Via TRFJ]



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