How to Make An Inexpensive Light Tent – DIY. The following tutorial on constructing an Inexpensive Light Tent was Submitted by Jeffrey Bail over at our Forums. I thought it was well worth highlighting here on the main blog too! See Jeffrey’s Flickr Account here. If you’re like me, you don’t want to spend money if you can do it yourself and yield the same results. One day I was at my local photography store I saw one of these “Pop-Up” light tents. It consisted of a collapsible white fabric box with a hole in the front and 3 lights – used for photographing small objects in photographic studios (like the shot of the chocolate reindeer to the left). I was going to purchase it until I saw the $100 price tag. Materials Needed: 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) Also suggest a lighting fixture. 7.) Now that you have the Materials I will show you out to make a light tent step by step. Step By Step Process: A) Take your box with a tape ruler and marker and measure in 2″ from the side of the box marking multiple points with your marker.
TetraBox Light by Ed Chew. Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew. Homemade Lightbox - Tutorials. Homemade Lightbox by rob_smith I needed a lightbox for my recent challenge entry and had a look on the interweb for a guide to make one. There are a few good ones out there, but I needed something I could build in an hour to shoot for the Skin challenge that was a couple of hours away from closing. The Strobist's article was a pretty good guide so I thought I'd build one and document the process.
You can judge the results for yourself. Stage 1: Materials Needed I had some big sturdy boxes left over from moving house so I used one of those, it's the double thickness kind, pretty handy as you'll be removing a lot of the cardboard so you need some strength left in the frame. Some large sheets of tracing paper, mine were 14" x 17", pretty cheap from any art shop. I have a little toy car in the shots for scale. Stage 2: The Build I outlined around my tracing pad to mark how big the sheets were, and then cut using a craft knife about 1cm inside the line I had traced. Stage 3: Inside OK don't laugh. HackerThings: Products for the discerning hacker. Pick Punch. Energy Seed by Sungwoo Park & Sunhee Kim. Trashing Batteries for Brighter Sidewalks We all know alkaline batteries are really bad for the environment if you don’t dispose of them properly.
The right thing to do is send them to special recycling centers but hundreds of tons end up in landfills where their toxic innards seep into the earth. Perhaps a good solution is the Energy Seed, an LED lamp post powered by trashed alkaline batteries. The idea is to encourage people to throw their batteries away into the Energy Seed. There’s a slot for nearly every size battery. Of course once the bins are full, we’re left with the same original problem. Designer: Sungwoo Park & Sunhee Kim. QuaDror / Home. Rolling. 10 Really Cool DIY Gadgets That Will Take You no More Than 5 Minutes. Do-it-yourself is a popular topic online: there are hundreds of tutorials and how-tos. But most of them are too hard to replicate and require too much time, effort and skill. This collection shares 10 cool things you can do at home with no more than 5 minutes spent: great ideas for DIY gifts and fun gadgets.
Enjoy! 1. Old TV Book Shelf Looking for some home decor inspiration? Estimated time needed: 3 minutes (to find the old TV in the garage) 2. This one will come particularly in handy during these long winter romantic nights! Estimated time needed: 2 minutes (to cut the plastic) 3. More great candle holders now: take a couple of old CDs, put them in a microwave oven for some time (no more than a couple of seconds) and add nice candles.
Estimated time needed: 10 seconds (provided you have nice candles) 4. The concept is the most important here, not the material. Estimated time needed: 20 seconds 5. This one is probably the hardest of all but still easy… and so much fun! 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Design for kids and the home. Page 2. DIY. Block Posters - Create large wall posters from any image for free! An Interactive Visual Guide to the Common Cuts of Beef.