Mind blown by dual photography
Mind blown by dual photography
Did this violin stand for my sister-in-law.
Plywood cut with a Dremel moto-saw, sanded by hand, dark oak dye finish.
Shot the photo with a single off-camera flash (RF-603 remote), bounced on roof.
Istruzioni: ascoltare il video qui sotto osservando questa foto.
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I made this small phone stand with just some spare plywood and glue. Why to buy one when you can make it by yourself almost free and enjoying some good manual activity?
My DIY plotter is able to plot on a A4 format. A friend of mine noticed that any drawing that can be plotted on an A4 sheet of paper can be also printed on using a traditional printer, and thus the plotter does not enable making innovative creations.
So I asked myself what my plotter can make that a traditional printer cannot? (I mean, without adding a laser )
Can I put a sheet of paper in a printer? Yes.
Can I put a sheet of cardboard in a printer? Not in any printer.
Can I put a Lego brick in a printer? Definitely no!
The idea is to draw on a sheet of Lego bricks, which “enables” creating a Lego puzzle. Using Lego it is easy to convert the sheet into a desktop portrait.
I made a test creating a Homer Jay Simpson Lego puzzle/portrait.
Gary Fong’s Puffer is a great idea.
A greater idea is to convert it to a bouncer. Practically at no cost.
All you need is a small rectangle of cardboard (about 12 by 5 cm) and another of aluminium foil. Stick the aluminium foil on the cardboard, so it is more rigid. Put the support bracket of the puffer on the camera and place the cardboard in front of the flash, in the position you think it will work the best. Take note of the two points where the bracket touches the cardboard. Cut two 2 mm holes. Push the cardboard on the bracket, while keeping it at the angle you like. Done!!
The following shots show how it looks on my camera, and samples shots, comparing direct flash with the Puffer and my bouncer.
Note that this mod only makes the light of your flash go up. Then to bounce the flash you need something over the camera on which to bounce it . It will work fine in most indoor locations, not so much in rooms with high or dark ceilings (not to say outdoor).
Sometimes, depending on the location I need to compensate under-exposure putting +2/3ev on the flash.
The bouncer add-on is small and flat, and it does not take any additional space in the camera bag where I already store the Puffer.
I have finally managed to edit the video of my DIY plotter, I hope you enjoy it!
As you can see from the video, I have put the electronic inside the scanner, and I have improved the pen holder. I have also found an acceptable solution for cables of steppers, and added a reset/halt button.
Now the plotter is a self-contained device, with just USB and power plugs (Arduino is power by the USB, the grblShield by a 12V 3.3A power source got from an old monitor).
To sum up the experience of building this plotter I want to list all the resources that have been useful/necessary for me to complete it. I will follow the direction that goes from having the idea of plotting my “John Moses Olano” picture to actually having it plotted on a piece of paper.
All this stuff to draw something on a piece of paper. Something that I could have done with a printer in 20 seconds!
The fun, the satisfaction, the true experience is not in reaching the goal, it is in the travel you do to reach the goal. And this has been a very nice travel, during which I have learnt many new things and met many nice persons.