David writes –

“An image scanner can make great pictures of circuit boards. Not only are the pictures clear, they are very high resolution and have nearly perfect scaling. Perfect scaling means that you can actual make measurements from the image. Try that with a digital camera!”Link.

  • wayn3w

    Scanning PCBs is a standard procedure for circuit benders.

  • edison142

    won’t that scach the scanners surface?

  • Shadyman

    edison142: You can always use a transparency (overhead slide) to protect it if you want. The idea is don’t move the thing around once it’s on the scanner.