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Hey Everyone, we're in Wired Magazine

Postby daniel_reetz » 16 Jun 2011, 11:05

This is the real, printed deal:

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/06/mf_kinect/

In 2009, a PhD student named Daniel Reetz turned two Canon PowerShot A590s into an improvised high-speed book scanner. He detailed the project on a website, DIYbookscanner.org, where readers have since posted hundreds of tweaks, suggestions, upgrades, and entirely new designs.


Pretty cool!
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Re: Hey Everyone, we're in Wired Magazine

Postby the.traveller » 16 Jun 2011, 17:48

It is a small mention on the bottom of page 1 last paragraph, but still it's there. Image
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Re: Hey Everyone, we're in Wired Magazine

Postby daniel_reetz » 16 Jun 2011, 18:58

the.traveller wrote:It is a small mention on the bottom of page 1 last paragraph, but still it's there.


One of the ways I work to build community is to celebrate each and every compliment we get, rather than to diminish or downplay it. Telling people that their achievements are insignificant is a sure way to lose their support.

Being mentioned in one of the biggest tech magazines in existence is a huge compliment. I am proud of all the work being done here, I think we represent something pretty important in the open source hardware world.

Also, we already got a nice writeup on the Gadget Lab blog, but this is our first appearance in the magazine, as far as I know.
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Re: Hey Everyone, we're in Wired Magazine

Postby the.traveller » 17 Jun 2011, 06:23

Daniel, I didn't want to diminish the accomplishment, so I edited my comment to show my real meaning. Sorry :oops:

By the way all these accomplishments will be mentioned on a special wiki page in the near future.

Keep an eye on http://diybookscanner.org/wiki/index.php?title=Book_scanning_related_talks
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Re: Hey Everyone, we're in Wired Magazine

Postby daniel_reetz » 17 Jun 2011, 14:42

No problem, Andy - I understand, and I am glad you took the time to clarify things. In any case it was a good opportunity for me to re-state my goal of keeping things positive and productive.
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