LED Ringlight for the Lego Camera

Posted: June 4th, 2011 | Author: Mike | Filed under: Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Lego Camera Ringlight

I’ve always loved the look of photos taken with a ringlight.  About 6 years ago, before my son was born, I built a ringlight using some circular fluorescent lights and a chip and dip bowl from Big Lots.  It produced the look I wanted, but the ballast required to power the lights made it a bit heavy and unwieldy.

In November of 2009, a fellow by the name of Jani ‘Japala’ Pönkkö made a cool DIY ringlight using automotive LED rings.  Since those LED rings could be battery powered, I thought that would be a good fit for the Lego camera.

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The Lego Tripod Mount

Posted: May 29th, 2011 | Author: Mike | Filed under: Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Here are the build instructions for the Lego Tripod Mount that accompanies the Lego camera.  Please keep in mind that unless you’re willing to bond the tripod mount to the Lego camera (and glue together all the Lego pieces that make up the camera), the camera can still be knocked off the tripod with any decent amount of force.  With that said, this tripod mount is very handy for keeping the camera steady for making videos like the one below.

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