This page is a sub-section of my blog for online animation students Hand Drawn Animation Notes.
Here you will find sources and suggestions for purchasing or building traditional animation equipment. (see the links in the sidebar for companies which sell animation equipment and supplies online.)
See the next post for a list of topics.
UPDATE: as of 05/12/2022 most of the information posted here is still valid, although some of the posts need to be updated. If you find a broken link or one of the listed scanners or video cameras that is no longer being made , please feel free to contact me to let me know. Hardware like scanners is updated frequently, so it's a challenge to keep it current.