Best always, GaryO
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Here's the finished document camera. It can take 10 mega pixel photos of an open book about 5 seconds a page allowing for the user to turn the page.
LED lights are bright, white, and very importantly cool.
Plexi lids keep docs flat when needed, but can be removed when desired for really fast page changing.
Height is perfect for easy viewing of camera display, and still convient to work the document.
Camera and lights do double duty, so the total project cost is less than $50
Well I hate to admit mistakes.... but my previous angled design worked... but it's main flaw was that the angled platform kept me from doing simple vertical adjustments easily.
So this design corrects that flaw and the added legs that is perfect for viewing through the camera's display.
All that is left is to mount the 2nd light and paint the unit.
Well I change my plans a bit...
I now plan to use direct melting with a propane and compressed air melting torch .
the metal will be held in the small crucible & holders that you see laying on the top of the stool .
I've got to make a fire brick stand to take the place of the wooden stool of course :-)
I bought the german made casting torch from Otto Frei. it uses a standard air compressor and a standard propane tank like you would find on a back yard grill.
Properly adjusted , one can achieve a 4000 f degree reduction flame . This enable a master to quickly melt metal without having to heat a whole furnace just to melt a few ounces of metal. The crucible gets heated along with the metal and its small scale feels safer... at least in my mind.