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A forum dedicated to book scanning, open source, DIY digitization.

A forum dedicated to book scanning, open source, DIY digitization.
Oh, there’s so much we could talk about. May we start with a little bragging? DIY Book Scanner is notorious as an example of Open Innovation – that means that you, as a member of this community, are the one doing the important work of innovation and invention. Who recognizes this? Well, how about The New York Times? Or the BBC?

Cerowrt CeroWrt is a project built on the OpenWrt firmware to resolve the endemic problems of bufferbloat in home networking today, and to push forward the state of the art of edge networks and routers. Projects include proper IPv6 support, tighter integration with DNSSEC, and most importantly, reducing bufferbloat in both the wired and wireless components of the stack. The CeroWrt 3.10 series of builds include the following features and capabilities: Linux 3.10 kernel.

About Us In a nutshell Charmed Labs is a small company consisting of electronics industry professionals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Charmed Labs derives its unique name from its employees who are enthusiastic about the process of invention and applying new technologies in innovative and interesting ways. Our mission is to bring advanced technologies to new audiences by making the technologies easy to use and affordable. And to have fun in the process. Homer Book Scanner Open Project [licensed for non-commercial use only] / FrontPage Homer is a package of hardware and software that provides an inexpensive and efficient solution to scan books (read more about the project). On this site you will find information on how to use Homer, as well as how to contribute to it. You can browse through this wiki's list of content or download it offline as PDF. The video below gives a quick overview of Homer. Homer, a nod to the Gutenberg press from Sojournposse on Vimeo. The "prototype" is based on a previous model developed by Daniel Reetz and Matti Kariluoma.

PayPal Launches PayPal Here, A Competitor To Square Designed By Yves Behar Today, Paypal announced PayPal Here, a triangle-shaped mobile creditcard-swiping gadget aimed directly at Jack Dorsey's reader, Square. And, just like Square, they’re aiming to convert customers with the power of their design: They tapped Fuseproject, the firm run by Yves Behar and a darling among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, to create the object. Obviously, the $4 billion in transactions being done every year on Square were an enticing market for PayPal. But PayPal is also trying migrate into offline, physical transactions. "We’re actually going after offline business in a serious way," says David Marcus, VP of mobile at PayPal. The gadget works similarly to Square, offering a simple attachment and merchant app that allows iPhones and Android smartphones to do the work of a cash register, swiping credit and debit cards, and tracking receipts.

Bufferbloat I received the following question today from Ralph Droms. I include an edited version of my response to Ralph. On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Ralph Droms (rdroms) <rdroms@yyy.zzz> wrote: Vision Architecture: High Speed Image Processing BFS-Solo: High Speed Book Digitization using Monocular Video BFS-Solo enables high-speed book digitization using monocular video captured while the paper is deformed. Our original method can reconstruct the 3D deformation and restore a flat document image by taking into account the physical constraints on deformation for a sheet of paper from the monocular image sequence. This system allows flexibility of configuration for high-speed book digitization, anywhere and anytime. BFS-Solo is designed for a simple and convenient style of book digitization for personal use, and the design concept is different from BFS-Auto which is an automatic and high-performance system for professional use.

Amazon Drops Prices, FullContact Parses Names and 12 New APIs Amazon has dropped prices again on its popular Amazon EC2 API. CRM-as-a-service company FullContact added ambiguous name parsing as a useful new feature to its FullContact API. Plus: an API podcast, Facebook gaming and 12 new APIs. Amazon EC2 Lowers Pricing for the 19th Time Renosite (code name: CDEOp) Please take the time to read and understand the reasoning behind this product. This site is dedicated to a special project that has been missing in the computer industry. Once this project started other similar devices started showing up on the market, but to this day this one is the only open-source version out there.

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