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Project by ontheworkbench posted 02-11-2014 01:08 PM 1854 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Simple homemade teleprompter.

Materials required: 8”x10” picture frame
1 1/4”x20 thread bolt
two hinges
13” 4:3 lcd monitor (not widescreen!)
scrap lumber

This project was a quick attempt to make a homemade teleprompter for some video work. I started by making a box into which my LCD monitor would would fit. Then I inset a 1/4”x20 nut to connect it to a tripod. Then I connected an 8”x10” picture frame to the case. Finally I notched out a corner of the frame for a prop rod to hold the screen at 45° to the surface of the monitor, and notched out slots for the monitor power cable and VGA cable to connect it to the computer.

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 01:32 PM

I use to run one of those. Should do the job nicely.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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Bob Areddy

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 03:28 PM

What’s the point of using one when you have your laptop right there?

-- --Bob

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 04:34 PM

@Bob the point is that either myself or someone else can look directly at the camera and talk without looking aside. When I video multiple people in a row (not something I do frequently) but then I can swap out scripts while still having a dashboard on the computer to see a live input from the video camera (using the monitor as an extended desktop.

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 06:13 PM

Well done, Mizzourob. Not to get too political, but you may want to market this to a certain someone who currently lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC…he seems to love those things. ;-)

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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