My aunt Ruth sent a bunch of wonderful slides for my parents’ anniversary, and I wanted to incorporate them into a movie. I needed a slide scanner, though, and didn’t have time to go buy one. In a quick internet search I found a diagram for making a low-tech slide scanner attachment out of paper. The article had a bunch of text that I didn’t want to read. “Perfect!” I said, and commenced making a paper tent without reading any directions, or printing their template.
How hard could it be?
Draw, draw. Fold, fold.
The first one was a disaster, but the second one was better.
I dug out our scanner from under the guest bed, plugged it in, opened it up to try out my slide tent and saw…..
Um. I have a slide scanner.
By the way, I tested my homemade doo-dad. It did not work. I really should start reading that pesky text.