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Atiz BookDrive DIY

Atiz BookDrive DIY (Image courtesy Atiz Innovation Co.)
By Andrew Liszewski

Anyone who has been reading gadget blogs for a while now will probably remember the Atiz BookDrive and if not please feel free to read the story yours truly posted a while back.

The original model was a slick piece of technology that also came with a whopping $50,000 price tag which put it well out of reach of most people. However Atiz has now released the BookDrive DIY which starts at a mere $3,499 making the technology a bit more attainable.

The unit has a bit of a MAKE Magazine look to it as you can see in the schematic there, primarily because it relies on 2 digital SLRs mounted at the top for capturing the pages rather than a scanner. The BoodDrive DIY only supports the Canon line of digital SLRs so if you don’t already have a couple lying around you’ll actually need to buy the $5,699 package that includes 2 Digital Rebel XTs. And even though the DIY is considered the lesser of the 2 models it’s still capable of capturing and processing about 700 pages an hour.

[Atiz BookDrive DIY] VIA [I4U News]







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