New website up
After a long time working with my own custom joomla version, I decided its time to give it a slight overall
(Especially for working with bigger resolutions

Please be aware that some old stuff is still missing until
I shift all stuff to the new server


This is a quick article, cobbled together in a low amount of time. This project needed to be done now, since its a requirement for two seperate projects I'm working on.

Looking at my current solution, a backdrop stand from a cheap chinese photo studio set. I bought several years ago it was obvious it would not support the projects I currently working on:

The current cloth is to small to attach it to the poles, and the construction is very flimsy. So I had to invest in a new cloth anyway.
I went with 3.0m x 3.0m stage molton, wich due to its weight would add additional instability to the setup. But on the pro side eliminates my wrinkle problem, and was quite affordeable

So searching for an alternative solution, wich is quickly to setup, has a certain stability and is still portable and small enough to fit in my environment
I was quickly disapointed by the current "of the shelf" offerings. Besides beeing out of my budget, they all had some downsides.

So getting more and more into rant mode, I wrote a twitter post, that I just need another horizontal bar at the lower end of the stands for extra stability and mounting option. And since an image does say more than words, I quickly sketched out a 3D Model of the stands with the modifications.

And by doing so I realised, that this would be a perfect 3d print job. I just need an additional backdrop stand of the same type (wich costs less than 20 bucks on ebay) and 2 M10 screws. So in the sub 25 buck range and a handfull of hours I could seriously update my current setup.

Here are the design choices I made (the fun part) designing the little "clamp"

Maybe I release the design on thingiverse. But for this I have to redo the it to be more publisheable,  Again as said, sorry for the hastily cobbled together content. (Especially the video...these clips are shot with aviable light / and mostly in one takes).