Some weeks ago a friends of mine who is a talented cartoonist (tinoshi.com
) told me he was looking for a lightbox for tracing his cartoons. So I have built it for him from recycled materials I already had. I decided to make it with a lcd screen because some of them (I think the older ones) are backlit with a strong plexiglass made to redirect the light from the edges toward the user. A 17"one works for an A4 page.
this is what I've used.
-old lcd display;
-power supply with connectors;
-3mm plywood;-10×10×1500mm lath;
-some little piece of plexiglass.
-some kind of saw. I have used a band saw and a buzz saw;