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Jigsaw Renaissance – Build your own book scanner

My friend Willow Bloo is an organizer of the Jigsaw Renaissance, a hacker group based in Seattle, and they have a cool project happening this weekend…building a DYI Book scanner.

A bookscanner quickly scans books at high quality to your computer without damaging the book and outputs a pdf, djvu, jpgs, whatever. Then you can read them on your ebook reader or computer, share them with friends or the internets, etc.

more at Jigsaw Renaissance.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.