January 27th, 2012 | by RUTH BROWN Features | Posted In: Willamette Geek

Willamette Geek: Build a High-Speed Book Scanner

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This didn't make this week's Week in Geek, because it came up pretty late, but it's certainly a worthy addition:

BrainSilo—Portland's "hacker space"—is hosting a workshop by the Paper Upgrade Project, a Portland non-profit dedicated to helping students digitize their study materials. The Project's founder Daniel Reetz will show participants how to build their own inexpensive book scanner, capable of scanning 2000 pages an hour—that means you can search for keywords in your text books, take digital notes, study on your iPhone and generally do away with primitive meat world books all together.

One of the scanners assembled on the day will be donated to PSU's Disability Resource Center.

GO: BrainSilo, 2119 N. Kerby Ave. Suite C-2. 11 am-4 pm.

 
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