Win a copy of Succeeding with AI this week in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Ron McLeod
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Tim Cooke
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Knute Snortum
Saloon Keepers:
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Moores
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
  • Piet Souris
  • salvin francis
  • fred rosenberger
  • Frits Walraven

Please help me make a script that communicates with a scanner.

Posts: 22
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

My computer is connected to a scanner via the WiFi network. I want to build a script that tells that scanner to scan a document, then uploads the digital copy to a server. I use a computer that runs Mac OS X 10.9, and an HP ePrint printer, but I want the script to be as independent of scanner driver and computer OS as possible.
Posts: 3837
Netbeans IDE Oracle Firefox Browser
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Do you need the script to be written in Ruby?

I know there is the TWAIN interface for scanners, it might suit your needs. Perhaps there are others, though. And I believe I've worked with a scanner which didn't support TWAIN, so it might not be as universal as one would hope..
Hey! You're stepping on my hand! Help me tiny ad!
Two software engineers solve most of the world's problems in one K&R sized book
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic