The Prism Scanner (or Linear Book Scanner) is a low-cost page-turning book scanner. The design is open-source, so anyone can build one.

A book moves back and forth over the machine.

Each time across, a vacuum sucks a page from one side to the other.

The pages are scanned as they travel across two imaging sensors.

The software produces a searchable PDF of your book!


This project is a work in progress. The current design needs a lot of improvement, and you can help. Check out the links on the left and email dany@prismscanner.org if you'd like to contribute.