In a evocation of the old 80/20 rule, 80% of stuff is fairly easy to put through my HP-4500 ADF scanner/printer.
OK for one sided stuff that fits....
Which leaves the 20% of stuff which is unfeedable.
I was toying with the idea of a duplex scanner. However, they are pretty pricey, and I have a sneaking suspicion they will still be unable to cope with some stuff (staples etc).
In having a look, I saw a book "scanning" solution which is basically a camera on a stick over an A4 size white "bed".
Which set me thinking about the practicalities and pitafalls of knocking up a similar frame in the workshop, and sticking an old phone in a mount as a camera. Then just pass the pages under for snapping into a file.
Curious what folk here think ?
The main issue I see is triggering the "shutter" in an efficient and non- ballachey way. But a smartphone has wifi ....