Home scan station based on Raspberry Pi


Scan documents, photos and everything with one button press. Copy scanned images to common file server (network attached server, NAS).

  • Use simple USB scanner as network attached independent device.
  • No need to use PC for scan.
  • No need to install scanner drivers on all computers in home network.
  • Easy to use:
    • Turn on the system
    • Insert paper to scan
    • Press “Scan” button on scanner
    • Wait until scan is done
    • Find image file on file server later on


I have used following gadgets to create a scan station

  1. Home LAN: Router, swithches, LAN wires, etc.
  2. Raspberry Pi RBCA000 mainboard (ARM 1176JZF-S, 512MB RAM, HDMI, 2x USB 2.0, 3,5 Watt)

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