Floppy disks - what to do?

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SHall1000
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185 posts since 13 May, 2015

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:27 pm

@Tj Shredder..........YOU SCAN BOOKS!!

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aMUSEd
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Re: Floppy disks - what to do?

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:31 pm

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Tj Shredder
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Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:06 pm

SHall1000 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:27 pm
@Tj Shredder..........YOU SCAN BOOKS!!
Well mostly I try to find a PDF online, but that old Berkley physics course I couldn't...
And some books I would scan and never sale like "Radiobasteln für Jungs" from Heinz Richter which showed how to build a radio with tubes... And that Formant Synth book from Elektor which was the beginning of Doepfers carrier as he made kits which later lead to Eurorack...
Digitize old memories, thats what it is about...
I also have a bunch of FZ-1 disks but no instrument to read them...

SHall1000
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185 posts since 13 May, 2015

Re: Floppy disks - what to do?

Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:01 am

OK, a few precious books. I get it. Had a nightmare vision of a large library and a single flatbed scanner.

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Tj Shredder
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Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:45 am

Oh no, I use a camera and a self built book scanner setup. 5 seconds per page as I turn them by hand...
https://www.diybookscanner.org/
I prepare the scans with ScanTailor http://scantailor.org/
And then run them through OCRKit http://ocrkit.com/

SHall1000
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Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:12 am

Cool!

Sparky77
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Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:52 pm

fluffy_little_something wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:59 am
I don't even have a floppy drive anymore :?
Whats a flooopy drive.....
--After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

-Aldous Huxley

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Tj Shredder
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Post Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 am

Sparky77 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:52 pm
Whats a flooopy drive.....
A little plate you can put a cup on... Like what you can do with a CD or DVD...

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CrystalWizard
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663 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbiti sw usa

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Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:19 pm

Tj Shredder wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:45 am
Oh no, I use a camera and a self built book scanner setup. 5 seconds per page as I turn them by hand...
https://www.diybookscanner.org/
I prepare the scans with ScanTailor http://scantailor.org/
And then run them through OCRKit http://ocrkit.com/
Thanx for those links.
gadgets an gizmos...make noise
https://soundcloud.com/crystalawareness

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Delta Sign
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524 posts since 22 Jun, 2018

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Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:27 pm

Don't copy that floppy :singer:

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Tj Shredder
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Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:44 pm

CrystalWizard wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:19 pm
Tj Shredder wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:45 am
Oh no, I use a camera and a self built book scanner setup. 5 seconds per page as I turn them by hand...
https://www.diybookscanner.org/
I prepare the scans with ScanTailor http://scantailor.org/
And then run them through OCRKit http://ocrkit.com/
Thanx for those links.
I still dream of building one of those:
https://linearbookscanner.org/designs/
Especially this:
https://www.bookscanner.de/der-buchscanner/ (German)

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CrystalWizard
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663 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbiti sw usa

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Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:12 pm

Very cool, i want one too.
gadgets an gizmos...make noise
https://soundcloud.com/crystalawareness

parricide
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64 posts since 21 Nov, 2010

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Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:31 pm

i managed to get my hands on an old sampler recently and was devastated that i had no floppys. lucky my mum still had some :D

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Tj Shredder
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Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:45 pm

Which sampler?

stratum
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2114 posts since 29 May, 2012

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Post Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:42 am

The only floppy disks I would care about belonged to an Amiga 500 I had years ago. Unfortunately the disk drive of the machine was broken long before the disks were thrown away.
~stratum~

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