What again is the point of the adjustable cradle?
Have you tried scanning any thick books yet? I ask because it's a little easier to see in person. Basically, books spines come in different widths, from magazines to encyclopedias. The cradle opens so that the spine rests flat on the base, and the sides are supported. If you don't
do this, as you travel through the book, the spine will roll with the shifting pages and sit against one side of the cradle, causing you all kinds of weird problems.
Also, in your experience, what is the maximum travel required for the cradle assembly as you flip from a book's front to back?
I'm going with 2.5" on this design, I've tried a huge number of books in the cradle and it seems to be sufficient. In other words, not very much.
Does this design move up and down with ease?
Hope to test that today. If it doesn't, I'll add a spring or rubber bands as in the other designs.
Unfortunately, due to the constraints on this project (I'm producing this in conjunction with Margism and the ODBS) I have to rush through the design and get to the building documentation by... tonight. Insane.
I think all of my other questions will be answered when you post plans.
Hope so! I appreciate the more-complete documentation around here enormously, but from communicating with many people, they still think the Instructable is the master plan, which is reasonable but misses all the cool stuff here. I hope to make a new standard that they can refer to, which can be easily modified with the more difficult ideas from the fora.