TRIPOD LEGS SETUP
Start with the tripod in the closed position (all three legs together) and check that the legs are the same length, adjusting them if necessary.
Fig. 1: The brackets at the bottom and center of the tripod legs should be at the same level when the legs are closed, and all the feet should touch the floor at the same time.
Open the tripod legs by loosening the wingnut on the central pole of the tripod and sliding the legs outward. Create a wide triangular base with the tripod legs and tighten the wingnut.
PLACE TRIPOD NEXT TO TABLE
Fig.2: Tripod feet are level and flush with the base of the desk
If you are uncertain about which leg to adjust first, imagine drawing a line down the middle of each leg of the tripod extending through the bubble level. The line that passes closest to the center of the bubble is the leg you should adjust first. In this illustration where A, B and C mark the positions of the legs you should begin by adjusting leg C. To make the bubble move toward the center, level circle, leg C should be lengthened.
Fig.4: To move the bubble toward you parallel to any leg of the tripod, lengthen that leg. To move the bubble away from you, shorten that leg.
Continue adjusting the length of the legs following this logic until the tripod base is level.
ADJUST TRIPOD HEIGHT
Fig.6: The tripod head.
LEVEL TRIPOD 2- LOWEST ADJUSTMENT KNOB
8. Finally, adjust the tripod head so that the top bubble is centered in the inner circle of the bubble level. The highest adjustment knob moves the scanner attachment plate along its long axis, the second highest adjustment knob moves the scanner attachment plate along its short axis.
Fig. 7: Tripod head adjustment guide.
Fig. 8: The top bubble level.
LEVEL TRIPOD 3- SIDE DIALS
Fig.10: Quick grip and fine adjustment positions on the adjustment handles of the tripod head.
SCANNER SHEET IN SCANNER CASE
10. Once the scanner is positioned, put the chart placement guide on the table. Position the guide so its short edge is parallel to the edge of the table, and the side reading “SENSOR ” is pointed toward the scanner. Check the datasheet for the correct distance between the scanner and the center of the chart placement guide (approximately one meter). The datasheet and chart placement guide are stored in the lid of the scanner’s case.
Fig.12: The datasheet and chart placement guide in the scanner case.
11. Place the Chart over the placement guide and center it. There is a screw in the center of the chart’s frame. This screw should be directly over the center line of the chart. You will probably want to use a
straight edge to ensure the calibration chart is parallel and flush with the center line on the placement guide.
Fig. 13: Aligning the calibration chart to the chart placement guide.
When everything is aligned, tape the chart placement guide to the table so it won’t move as you shift the calibration chart.
12. Alignment and leveling is complete!
13. You may now proceed with the calibration. (You may make some further fine adjustments to the height of the scanner and position of the chart once you have activated the lasers and live screen in the calibration.)
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