daniel_reetz wrote:I am still weighing the options, but the idea at the moment is to make the design available under an open license so that any person with access to a laser cutter can reproduce it and improve it. There is a bit of work to do as far as cleaning up the art and making all pieces fit properly, but not too much.
If the community wants to weigh in on this (the desirability of having a similar scanner and thoughts on open licensing) I would be very interested to hear what you all have to say.
Dan, I would rather buy a kit from you than go schlepping all over town finding bits and pieces to lash together myself. I've got the cameras and electronics package from you sitting on my bookshelf making me feel guilty and ashamed for being a slacker. Gotta figure the plywood parts will ship quite easily. How much money do you think you'd need to sell kits?
I got a nice trebuchet kit from Ron Toms http://www.rlt.com/
a several years back for Christmas. I'd like to show a book scanner kit to my dear wife who often conveys my wishes to Santa. Cheaper than asking for a laser cutter.