You don’t need a $1,000 camera to make a closet door shutter.
But if you do, this tutorial is for you.
I like to think of my closet as a big closet.
I can see into every closet, but I don’t see the door camera.
What you need is a cheap camera with a wide-angle lens and some cheap cardboard to make your closet shutter.
This is one way to do it.
Materials You will need:1.
Cheap camera with wide-open lens.
I like this cheap one on Amazon for $4.99.
You can get this on Amazon or Ebay, or you can buy one directly from Amazon for about $8.
I found this cheap box at Walmart for about 3 cents.
1″ PVC pipe.
You’ll want about 4″ of this for the shutter.
A 1/4″ PVC tube, with a threaded hole in the end.
One inch of ribbon (or a string of string) that you cut.
I bought this box from Amazon at a bargain price for $3.99, and I think it is good quality, too.
I’m not sure why anyone would buy this stuff, but it is cheap.
A sharp knife.
You can cut these all out at home, but the trick is to hold the cardboard in place with tape, then use the scissors to cut the ribbon.
Note: If you are using scissors, be sure to use the longest length of tape you have to make sure that you don’t cut through your cardboard.
Once you’ve made the shutter, it is time to fold it.
Fold the cardboard on one side, then the shutter on the other side.
This will give you an opening that allows the camera to focus on your opening.
You want the cardboard closed on the left and the shutter closed on a side so that the shutter doesn’t have to go through it.
You don’t have much space to fold the cardboard, so fold it in half.
This is where you’ll want to take your cardboard and cut it out with scissors.
I usually use a knife for this.
Next, cut the cardboard into long strips.
Cut them about an inch long, about 1/8″ wide, and about 3/16″ thick.
Cut your ribbon in half, then fold the folded sections into the cardboard and fold it again to the right, leaving a 1/16 inch gap in the middle.
Make sure to leave enough space in the cardboard to put the shutter inside.
When you’ve done this, the shutter is ready to go.
Now it’s time to glue the cardboard together.
You need two layers of cardboard for this, but you don’ need a whole bunch.
The glue will stick to the cardboard much easier if you cut the strips as thin as you can.
If you don`t have a sheet of paper, just stick your cardboard together with glue.
Then, stick your camera lens in the shutter opening, and you`ll be good to go!
If all goes well, the camera will lock in place, and the door shutter will work properly.
Here’s a picture of the shutter after you glue it in place.
I hope this tutorial was useful to you.
If you have any questions, or if you have ideas for improving the tutorial, drop me a line.
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