Light tent

Components for quick light tent assembly.

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Description

I wanted to make something inspiring to my sister's kids for this Christmas so I decided I will build a light tent for them.

The design contains the following elements:

- corner thicker with 4mm holes.stl: 3 directional corner

- end thicker with 4mm holes.stl: end element (optionally for lamp poles - also works as a drill template)

- lamp mount*.stl: two different lamp mounts

- saw guide 2.stl: guiding rail for motorized jig saw to cut the rods in perfectly peripendicular direction (tested with a Black & Decker jig saw)

In order to build the light tent you will need rods with 15 mm diameter (I found cheap & nice 15x1 mm aluminium rods in the local DIY stores). To build a complete light tent cube print 8 corner elements - print 2 more if you want to build the lamp poles.

It's not necessary drill the rods and fix the parts with nuts & bolts but if you would like to do so drill 4 mm diameter holes on the rods and use M4 nuts and bolts.

For seamless background use IKEA's Tupplur block-out rollers ( http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/search/?query=tupplur )  or simply attach an A3+ sized piece of paper to the light tent frame by using a binder clip.

Materials and methods

- rods with 15 mm diameter
- lamp sockets (w 40 mm outer diameter)
- LED lamps
- M4 nuts and bolts if you want to fix the corners to the bolts
- some linen sheet to create diffuse light

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