The podcast I built this for is shown on the last step and showcases the build of the prompter.
Step 1: First Get All the Stuff You Will Need
- Coroplast (In the picture I only had red left so I thought that better than nothing in the picture. Red will work but black is best)
- Utility knife
- Needle nose pliers
- DuckTape or my favorite Gorilla tape
- Slim CD case
- 1/2 inch long 1/4"x20 bolt
- Pattern (There are two CAD files attached for Sketchup for the Canon HV30 and the Sony PD 150/170)
- Tripod for your camera (Not necessary but nice to have)
- iPod Touch or iPhone
- Software for your iPhone or iPod Touch (I have no affiliation with this company) ProPrompter
- Free CAD software to view the files Sketchup
- CAD files for HV30
- CAD files for the Sony PD170
- You can likely fit most consumer cameras with these two patterns
Step 2: Print Out Pattern and Cut Coroplast
Step 4: Mount Camera and Make Final Cuts
Step 6: Home Stretch
Suprisingly you can read this prompter from quite a long distance. I have used it up to 25-30 feet away from the camera. With the software you can enlarge the text and control the scroll speed.
A few things to take into account, this is set up for a static camera (i.e. on a tripod) if you want to move around I suggest you tape the iPod in place so it does not fall out.
This is my first instructable so let me know what I am doing right and wrong... Hopefully you find this useful and as handy as I do...
Here it is in action again
Lastly here is the podcast I did on this, the prompter is the first segment and long time user Dave Spencer here at instructables is on this in the second segment check out his other builds!: