How Does a Teleprompter Work . . . and Can I Build My Own?

Okay, so you know that you need a teleprompter for some projects, but you’re curious about how they actually work. Well, I could send you to sleep with a written explanation . . . or I could just have someone show you in 60 seconds:

 

What if I want to build my own teleprompter?

That’s definitely doable. You can have a very basic DIY solution like the one described in plans you can download here on our site.

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Or for those who want something a little more sophisticated and durable, follow along with host Kip Kaye from Makezine.com as he shows how to build your own prompter at home out of timber:

 
So what are you waiting for . . . knock yourself out building your very own prompter!

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