Custom Teleprompter: A Functional Prototype by Lavigne LabsMeeting Modern Collaboration Needs: In our world of remote working and online collaboration, Lavigne Labs recognized the need for a professional teleprompter, not just for speeches but as an effective tool for video conferencing, especially in teaching scenarios. This tool helps maintain eye contact with the audience, a critical aspect often lost in typical webcam setups. Prototype Development:
- Project Objective: The goal was to create a cost-effective, high-performance teleprompter, equivalent to commercial units but tailored to our specific needs.
- Core Components: Utilizing a 27" 1080P monitor and custom-ordered half mirrored glass, we laid the foundation for the teleprompter's functionality.
- Frame Design: Built from aluminum extrusion for durability and versatility, designed to be compatible with a standard tripod base.
- 3D Modeling: Each component was meticulously modeled in 3D to ensure seamless integration and functionality.
- Custom Fabrication: Key parts like the aluminum back and hood were precisely ordered from a laser cut and bend shop, demonstrating our ability to leverage local manufacturing resources.
- Research-Driven Approach: Thorough research into existing solutions and market pricing informed our decision to build a large, high-quality, yet cost-effective teleprompter.
- Practical Application: This project exemplifies how functional prototypes can be developed efficiently, combining research, 3D modeling, and strategic sourcing.