Member of Google Books Benjamin Staffin (Benjamin Staffin) published on his page on Google+ message that he has developed a working model of an effective scanner for ultrafast scanning, which does not require human intervention and are extremely gentle on the pages of the book.
Complete specification can be found here . Overall, the device is a triangular prism with a special pocket for the installation of the book whose pages are turned over by the air flow created by a vacuum cleaner. entire construction cost is $ 1500, and the software for it is open and anyone can pick it up from the repository ‘s website.
On a long video presentation of the project, the author tells of his device: to get an idea of how it works, look better, or third, or the 25th minute.