04/04/2016 at 10:01 •
The main idea of the concept to build a bookscanner which moves a book face-down over linear sensors to capture page images, and uses vacuum pressure to turn pages automatically as the book moves came from Dany Qumsiyeh
August 22nd 2012 under the Apache License 2.0. It is also filed as US Patent 8711448 by Google.
We think about to use also the Apache License for the firmware/ software developments but to use an Open Hardware License as e.g. CERN Open Hardware License 1.2 (CERN OHL 1.2) for the electronic and mechanical developments.
It already happened that someone (studiomango.nl) designed something for commercial use obviously using information from Dany Qumsiyeh and bookscanner.de without contacting him or us. We don't know if they are willing to give all theire changes and improvements to the community...
It is highly appreciated if you like to comment onto that!
04/04/2016 at 09:27 •
We will present our BOOKSCANNER at the maker faire in Hannover, Germany from May 27th to 29th 2016.