book flip scanner

This is a few months old, but I just came across it and it is so very very cool.

Some researchers at the University of Tokyo are working on a truly high speed book scanner. The scanner works by letting you rapidly flip the  pages of a book in front of a high-speed camera. When this video was made, they could scan a 200-page book in one minute. (It's probably faster by now.)

Spectrum via O'Reilly Radar

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1 Comment on book flip scanner

  1. It may be old, but I love it now just as much as when I saw it the first time. I use it often in debates of the inevitable futility of DRM!

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