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Tim continues to post incredibly useful and interesting Instructables, this one is pretty straight forward, scanning an entire book to PDF – Link.

$35000 book scanner – make a LEGO version? – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. theartfuldodger says:

    Judging from the piture, the title should read ” How to Lose a Finger”

  2. theartfuldodger says:


  3. philliptorrone says:

    i love tim’s instructables and comments, most people wouldn’t but the “oops” in it – he does. i have a crush on tim, in a good way.

  4. theartfuldodger says:

    haha…I guess I should have RTFA.

  5. super_J_dynamite says:

    I’d like to do this with some manuals I have, but I don’t want to drop $300 on the full version of Acrobat. Is there any free software to take a pile of TIFFs and make them into a PDF?

  6. flakelabs says:

    Assuming you are on windows…

    Cute PDF is a virtual printer that will print anything to a pdf… so take stack of tifs.. select all.. right click.. hit print.. suffer through M$ print dialog.. print 1 per page.. then select cute pdf printer.

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