Shower board sheet from Home Depot, $12. 24 screws, ~$2. Not paying over $200 for a giant whiteboard? Priceless.
Amazing! This looks exactly like a lotto card you’d get from the corner store. I researched scratch-off cards online to see if I could get some professionally printed. Work like this usually takes $1300 or more to set up. I don’t think I did such a bad job for a quarter of that for 1200 cards.
You can see the whole process on Instructables
These were made for Instinct Engineering featuring the Raygun Gothic Rocket and with the assistance of Marsha Pugachevsky.
See video of the finished product: www.youtube.com/watch?v=r00I2A-2mXs
Watch a time lapse video of me printing them: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiWsgdAXX4s
Invented and produced by Matthew Borgatti
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A ring flash is such a popular and easy DIY project that I finally couldn’t resist the temptation to make one myself. I’ll post some detailed instructions on how to make one (like this) when I have more time, but most of you should be able to figure out the essentials just by looking at the finished product.
- plastic dome (originally intended for covering food in a microwave oven)
- a tin (sans fruit salad)
- something with male filter threads on it; I used a very cheap Cokin P filter holder clone
- aluminium baking foil
Total cost of materials (excluding paint and glue) was approx. €7 (and we ate the fruit salad from the tin; it’s included as a bonus). Of course, a regular flashgun is also required, and with this method of mounting the flash you need some way to trigger it off-camera (optical triggering by the built-in flash would work nicely since light from the trigger flash is blocked by the dome).
One thing to consider with this method of construction is that the lens cannot have rotating filter threads (when zooming or focusing), because they almost certainly would not welcome having to fight the weight of the ring flash, and the flashgun position would change during focusing (mine doesn’t fall even if it’s under the ring, but I wouldn’t count on it). The best lens for this is a prime with internal focusing (i.e. length doesn’t change depending on focus), but an extending macro lens worked fine in my experiments. For flimsier lenses it is probably better to mount the ring on the camera somehow (e.g. with some kind of holder attached to the tripod threads), or hand-hold the flashgun above the ring instead of supporting its weight on it.
A simple iPad stand made from a piece of scrap wood.
See the blog post: iPad Needs a Stand: rasterweb.net/raster/2011/01/18/ipad-needs-a-stand/