Introduction: DIY Teleprompter - Cheap and Portable
This is how you can make a simple, cheap and portable Teleprompter
I'm using sing free software for iphone or ipad.
Teleprompter app for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....
Teleprompter app for iOS: https://apps.apple.com/se/app/parrot-teleprompter/...
- Picture frame 280 x 220 mm
- plywood 280 x 220 x 10 mm
- Aluminium flat bar 3 x 20 mm Length = 250+290+250 mm
- M5 threaded rod Length = 310 mm
- M5 Wing nuts (2 pcs)
- M5 washers (2 pcs)
- Small screw 3,9 x 20 mm (2 pcs)
- M4 washers (2 pcs)
- Small hinges (2 pcs) + screws
- Black spray paint
Step 1: Picture Frame
First we need a picture frame. (approximately 280 x 220 mm)
Remove the glass and save it for later.
Step 2: Plywood
Cut a piece of plywood to the same size as the outer size of the frame.
Step 3: Hinges
Mount the hinges
Cut two pieces of wooden strip and glue them to the plywood board
Step 5: Bending the Aluminum Support
Bend the aluminum flat bar so that it fits around the frame with a gap of about 3 mm.
Cut it lengthwise so that it protrudes past the frame by about 2 cm.
Step 6: Marking and Drilling
Mark the center of the frame and the aluminum support.
Drill a hole where the aluminum support is to be screwed into the frame. (center marking)
Then drill a 5.5 mm hole in the protruding part of the aluminum support where the threaded rod is to be mounted.
Step 7: Attaching the Aluminum Support to the Frame
Pre-drill the center marking on the frame and screw the aluminum support against the frame in the pre-drilled hole using Small screw 3,9 x 20 mm and M4 washers between the frame and the aluminum support.
Set the frame in a 45 degrees angle and mark out where the threaded rod is to be placed on wood strips.
Then make a notch in the wooden strip that the threaded rod fits into.
Step 9: Mount the Threaded Rod and Wing Nuts
Step 10: Spray the Teleprompter Black and Put the Glass Back in the Frame
Step 11: Hood
Use a black t-shirt and sew a hood to the teleprompter
Step 13: Put the Teleprompter on a Light Stand
I'm using a light stand for work lights.
Step 14: Download the Software
Download the teleprompter software to your ipad or smartphone.
I'm using an iPad mini
Teleprompter app for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.parrotteleprompter.app&hl=sv
Teleprompter app for iOS: https://apps.apple.com/se/app/parrot-teleprompter/id1010384663
Step 15: Finished
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