fake wins laser cutter for DIY book scanner. May 23, 2009 2:30 PM   Subscribe

Metafilter's Own™ fake won an Epilog laser cutter for his DIY book scanner. Awesome job!

Original thread was closed.
posted by odinsdream to MetaFilter-Related at 2:30 PM (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Reetz will receive a new Zing 16 Laser engraving/cutting system

Miracle Whip strikes again!
posted by Sys Rq at 3:28 PM on May 23, 2009 [2 favorites]

Oh wow! Congratulations and way cool.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 4:04 PM on May 23, 2009

Are we sure that's not a fake fake?
posted by Pronoiac at 4:08 PM on May 23, 2009

Sweet! Congrats fake.

While we're lauding fake, I would also like to give him props for helping me fix my LCD monitor on AskMefi. Not many posters are capable of or willing to provide such clear, thorough answers.
posted by christonabike at 4:24 PM on May 23, 2009

Oh, holy crap may I come visit and make some shit?
posted by loquacious at 4:28 PM on May 23, 2009 [2 favorites]

The DIY scanner is pretty cool.
posted by Pronoiac at 5:06 PM on May 23, 2009

When it comes to Makers, Fake is the real thing!
posted by five fresh fish at 6:48 PM on May 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

I heard his next project was trying to win a book scanner by making a laser cutter.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:36 PM on May 23, 2009 [2 favorites]

Congratulations! My husband and I plan on using the tutorial for the book scanner; I love e-books and he loves building things. I got so excited when I saw the link from MeFi.
posted by Nattie at 8:41 PM on May 23, 2009

I've just read that thread for the first time, and the civil discussion between fake and toekneesan is Metafilter at its very best.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:57 AM on May 24, 2009

Mefites with fricking laser beams on their heads. :D
posted by Phalene at 7:20 AM on May 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

That thread was a fun read. Too bad it's closed.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:22 AM on May 24, 2009

The book scanner is fabulous, and I am humbled by your expertise--even your thank you to the sponsors is completely over my head. fake, please consider a post on computational photography soon.
posted by misha at 9:26 AM on May 24, 2009

That is just the coolest thing. Bravo, fake.
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks at 10:00 AM on May 24, 2009

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of spending the entire day readying my workshop for this crazy new tool. Seriously, I can hardly believe that my project took the grand prize.

The MeFi discussion was all kinds of good. I'm working on a new guide as a result. Nattie, be sure to check the comments at instructables for some smart improvements to the original plans.

I will do a post on computational photography -- I have a surprise coming up in the next month that will set the stage for it.

I am totally humbled by all this. Thanks, all.
posted by fake at 11:36 AM on May 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

ps. thanks to heyho for pointing me here, and you're welcome, christonabike!
posted by fake at 11:39 AM on May 24, 2009

Awesome Fake.
posted by delmoi at 1:02 PM on May 24, 2009

That original thread is great. Congrats!
posted by graventy at 2:49 PM on May 24, 2009

Man, I don't even know what computational photography is* but I love it.

* if it's that thing that google does with their book scanner where they project a known-grid onto the surface and photograph it with UV-sensitive cameras and then use the resulting deformation map as a way to transform the actual picture taken seconds later.... awesome.
posted by odinsdream at 8:15 PM on May 24, 2009

Congrats fake. You totally deserve it, though I'm still hugely envious.

It's probably for the best that I don't have anything like that though. I'm sure I would only end up using it for evil.

Wait, would be building a rocket powered dog walker be considered evil?
posted by quin at 8:05 AM on May 26, 2009

Just imagine how it had been if it was Mefi's Own (tm) Jagged Glass Dildo or If I Had an Anus.
posted by dunkadunc at 2:32 PM on May 30, 2009

If anyone is still reading this thread, and thinking about building one of these things, come join us at diybookscanner.org -- the instructables comment system is really overloaded.
posted by fake at 4:36 PM on June 6, 2009

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