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Stand back! I'm poised to use my Camera Lucida iPad app!

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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   3/27/2017 12:30:16 PM
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@fturleque: ...I'll build it like this...

Remember to put some books or other weight on the back end to stop it tipping over (especially if you are using a larger iPad).

I think you're going to have lots of fun. I'd love it if you could send pics of your construction -- also maybe a pic of the drawings you create using this device.

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fturleque   3/27/2017 12:25:28 PM
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Thank you very much for your help and your time. I'll build it like this. Best Regards

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Max The Magnificent   3/27/2017 11:30:46 AM
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Hi there -- I measured everything over the weekend -- just an FYI that the following sketch was captured on my iPad using my Apple Pencil (see The (Electronic) Pencil is Mightier than the Keyboard).

The main thing is that by using the slitted metal shelf hanger things, you can vary the height of your iPad and set it to whatever works for you.

Although I don't show the measurement below, the bottoms of the two angled vertical support boards are about 12" (half the length of the main base).

I hope this helps -- Max

 



 

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Max The Magnificent   3/24/2017 3:09:11 PM
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@fturleque: ...I was wondering if you could me provide please exact dimensions of the item you built to hold the iPad/iPhone while using the Camera Lucida app.

I'll be happy to, but I'm in the office and it's at home -- I'll measure it this weekend and post the values on Monday (just in case I forget, you can "ping" me by emailing me at Max@CliveMaxfield.com)

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fturleque   3/24/2017 12:40:41 PM
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Hi Max,

As you said in the article, I was wondering if you could me provide please exact dimensions of the item you built to hold the iPad/iPhone while using the Camera Lucida app.

Thank you in advance,

F. Morato

 

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Max The Magnificent   6/10/2013 2:50:38 PM
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The interesting thing is that there's speculation that the great masters used a version of this technique based on a martially mirrored prism -- check out this blog: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/maxs-cool-beans-blog/4414266/A-Camera-Lucida-for-the-21st-Century?Ecosystem=microcontroller-mcu

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shikantaza   6/7/2013 7:11:42 PM
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I guess this fills a void for some people. But how do users wean themselves away from a new form of reliance on computers? That is, will time show whether people learn how to composed and execute drawings or paintings, or do we have a new form of charcoal impressions/carbon paper? I don't think this is more than a toy. If you're watching progress on the tablet, and can zoom in and out, I don't think any new actual skills are developed: you can only copy, not make, art. Maybe a latter-day Andy Warhol will emerge, but I never regarded him as an artist.

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Max The Magnificent   6/7/2013 1:49:07 PM
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Hi Carolyn -- I will capture the plans and dimensions in a document this weekend and let you know. I like the idea of a light-weight stand that folds up -- you could use anything as a counterbalance such as a gallon plastic milk container full of water...

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Carolyn Hall Young   6/5/2013 6:55:28 PM
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Terrific stand design! Please do provide the measurements. I may need visit Home Depot, for a bendy LED light. Painting the underside of the shelf and the bracket-side of the upright white might make a small difference. I keep a sheet of white card stock handy to reflect more light. When painting, I have to balence light and glare. Next idea– how to make a stand out of light weight materials, such as the aluminum used for metal clipboards, the ones with hinged storage compartments. The unit could be hinged to fold flat, with a space for stowing support triangles and the iDevice platform, inside. One would need to counterbalance the in-use stand with something heavy. Any ideas?

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Max The Magnificent   6/4/2013 12:59:20 PM
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Hi Pete -- originally I was going to mound one of those "under cabinet fluorescent lights" under my shelf -- the sort you get under kitchen cabinets. But while I was at the Home Depot I saw a cheap LED table lamp (lots of super-bright white-light LEDs) -- the sort with a bendy neck that you can arrange anyway you like -- so I decided to use that instead.

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