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Posted by sbale (Msg), 9:11 am Oct 7, 2014:
KYOSS, Thank you in advance for taking a look at opportunities to support the US Army and the programs that take care of our troops. Currently, TEKsystems is a primary partner of the Human Resources Command at Ft Knox, and we have several Java Develope... [more]
Posted by ChrisatKforce (Msg), 9:41 am Apr 15, 2014:
Our client, located in Louisville, Kentucky (KY), is seeking a Java Web Developer to perform the following duties: Responsible for Java/J2EE/J2SE application development supporting business objectives while providing expertise in software development ... [more]
Posted by localg0d (Msg), 9:49 pm Feb 18, 2014:
just curious if this site is a ghost town or ???... (1 replies) [more]

Open Source Book Scanner Uses a Household Vacuum To Turn the Page

By Andrew Liszewski, Gizmodo, Nov. 13, 2012


In an effort to streamline the process of scanning hundreds of millions of titles, Google Books engineer Dany Qumsiyeh has designed a $1,500 automated scanner from sheet metal, dissected electronics, and a household vacuum. It can chew through a 1,000 page odyssey in about 90 minutes, and you're welcome to build your own since Qumsiyeh has made his Linear Book Scanner open source.

With improvements and refinements made to the design and the hardware, the Linear Book Scanner has the potential to run much faster. The version demonstrated in the video is actually the prototype, and Qumsiyeh has made the plans available to the public in hopes that many will build and refine their own, and then contribute their improvements back to its original design. [Linear Book Scanner Project via [[link: (read and comment)

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