Apple went through this phase where they would use a white lined acrylic for all there products. It was great for letting light through, which they even used to that effect with the status lights in the iMacs of the time.

I have made a lot of flash diffusers in the past, using anything I could get my hands on, from old milk bottles to marscapone pots. They all do a great job, but they don't last 2 minutes when out in the field. I saw this old Apple Airport laying around at Nottingham Hackspace and it immediately hit me that it would make a great solid long lasting flash diffuser.

The results are great, heres how to make your own.

Step 1: Remove the internals.

This Airport is really easy to open up. There are three screws on the bottom which once removed allow the entire thing to split in two. The actual guts of the airport are all enclosed in a nice metal shell, you can just lift this out and put it to one side.

The white plastic around the ports is a separate piece, but is held in place with one of the screws. So easy to add back in later.
I don't know what an Apple Airport is, but I'm gonna be looking for one, because this looks like a terrific plan.
Nice job on this project!
Love it
Small thing: I think apple used polycarbonate in this, not acrylic: acrylic is the one that shatters easily, polycarbonate is easy to work with.
This is very clever!

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