Necessity is the Mother of Invention – DIY teleprompter


So my 9yr old great niece wants to practice in front of a big camera reading a teleprompter like a news reporter. She hopes to win the spot to read the morning news bulletins at her school.

“Can you help me Uncle Gibby?” she asks. “Of course I can” I respond.
“And can we use the ‘thingy’ new reporters use to read?”

“Sure…I can make one.”


Reminded me of the days when my younger Emmy would volunteer me for projects like this and this.

Watch the video below the build pictures are down there too.


The build was pretty cheap. $4 picture frame, some black foam board and I already had the iPad with a free teleprompter app as well. Click on the pictures for a larger view.


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