Hack Attack: make an articulating camera screen

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Lexy spent her formative years taking a lot of photos and dreaming in technicolour. Nothing much has changed now she's covering all things photography related for CNET.

Welcome to Hack Attack, where we take a light-hearted look at building your own photographic tools on the cheap.

Photography is an expensive hobby. With new tools being released all the time to make you lust after pricey photo gear, Hack Attack provides the wallet-friendly version of doing it yourself. Over the coming weeks, you'll be able to watch the projects grow in complexity, and possibly see some epic DIY fails along the way.

This week's build is a do-it-yourself articulating screen for your digital camera. For this hack, you will need:

  • Digital camera

  • Door hinge

  • 1/4-inch screw

  • Two nuts to fit the screw

  • A vanity mirror that matches the size of your camera's LCD

  • Double-sided tape

  • Scissors.

See more how-to and DIY videos from Hack Attack here.



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