• Libreflip

    open source, page-turning book scanner

  • Libreflip

    build your own, buy a kit, or buy a turn-key solution

Welcome Stranger! We are creating a Video-Series about the building of Libreflip, Episodes are released weekly, every Thursday

Too much knowledge is bound to one place. Libraries charge you to scan your Books. Companys scan Books but do not give you free access. Here is THE tool to make global enlightenment happen.



Libreflip is opensource, come and check out the code, and help to make Libreflip even better

Liberate Books

physical Books are bound to a single location. With a Bookscanner you can liberate them.

automatic pageturning

Fast forward through the scanning process with a machine that turns the pages for you!

Design and Drawings

This is how Libreflip will look like once it is finished. Currently the machine is still in development.

If you want to be updated on the progress and informed once the machine is ready for you to buy, please continue scrolling

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About Us

Libreflip is a project originating in Berlins oldest Hackerspace c-base.

Ijon has been building Bookscanners since 2011 and different members have joined in over time to help with their individual superpowers.

From the get-go Ijon dreamt of having a pageturning bookscanner that can turn any book automatically into an eBook. The first proof of concept was made in 2011, but for several reasons Ijon gave up on this project. In 2016 the project was revived and is now on track to be finished soon.

  • Crafted with simplicity

    The machine is designed to be as simple as possible for you to build. If you’ve ever built a 3D-Printer, then building Libreflip will be a piece of cake!

  • Book Loving

    We love physical Books, but sometimes, a digital book is more practical. Libreflip is very gentle to your precious Books.

  • Lightning Fast

    We don’t know precisely how fast the scanning will be, but we are estimating about 1000 pages per hour

  • Touch User Interface

    You control Libreflip with a 7″ Touchscreen and it has its own computer built in, which also does the postprocessing of the images.

Recent Project Updates

[Video] E17 – Wiring Part1 – USB-Port, Stepper, Pumps

In this Episode I start the 230V distribution in Libreflip and…

[Video] E16 – Wiring Part1 - USB-Port, Stepper, Pumps

In this Episode I start with the wiring of the Components, by…

[Video] E15 - Does it suck or does it blow?

In this Episode I will mount the tubes with its 3D-printed Parts.…

[Video] E14 - Lets mount these rubber springs!

In this Episode I mount the rubber springs that act like a counter…

[Video] E13 - finding out how much Rubber Spring I need

In this Episode I try to figure out semi-scientifically how the…

[Video] E12 - attaching the Cameras with custom 3d-printed mounts

In this Episode you can take a very first look through the eyes…

[Video] E11 - assembling all the Modules of Libreflip

Finally all the Modules come together and we can see the machine…

[Video] E10 assembling the Heart of the machine - the suctionbox

In this Episode I am assembling the suctionbox - the heart of…

[Video] E09 What about the User Interface? Mounting the Touchscreen!

Libreflip needs a user interface - and with todays technology,…

[Video] E08 assembling the structure of Libreflip

After preparing a lot of pieces in the other Episodes, in this…

[Video] E07 New timing belt pulley - will I destroy it again?

In this Episode I try again to drill the newly arrived timing…

[Video] E06 making the Bookholder

In this Episode I create the part that holds the Books firmly,…