For a project I am working on I had to find a way to build some lightpad on the cheap. Lightpad or Tracing lights – and I found these 3 different ways to go at it.
Not much building-welding-connecting involved. Just buy 20 euros of office supplies and you are done. I might go with that one. Thanks Crafty Karen for the video!
From Instructables, I found this interesting under 30 dollars version. While it looks stunning especially for its cost, it’s not really interesting for me now because too much work involved and I have less than one or two hours to build this thing. Yet, I am still saving this for the future as it might become interesting to build a more robust version.
And also, it would finally give me a valid reason to go hangout at the local Fablab…
Ok this last one is better than the makerspace version, because mainly you don’t have to have a a makerspace or any sort of metal-cutting tool – so it is much more feasible for a completely home-made project and I keep it also as an alternative version of the previous one in case I want to do a really cool lightbox version and I have a the whole day for it.<div class='avia-video avia-video-16-9 av-lazyload-immediate av-lazyload-video-embed ' itemprop="video" itemtype="https://schema.org/VideoObject" data-original_url='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvRNyfrN_ro' >
By the way, this from Get Hands Dirty channel and if you are into building stuff – you would really love his content. This guy is awesome.
Anyway, I am just at the beginning of the project, I’ll update this post when I am done with mine and I’ll post a few photos…