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Old 09-01-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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So I saw this X-RAY reader (also called a viewer or view box) at a yard sale today and immediately thought "big ol' happy light" (sun light simulator... I live in Seattle)! Now that I have it, I highly doubt it would actually work well as a sun light simulator. Any cool ideas on how I could re-purpose this?

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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Things similar were fitted with color corrected, full spectrum 6500K bulbs with color rendering indexes of 93 or higher for use in the graphic arts and printing industries. Bulbs around 6000-6500 are not hard to find nor all that expensive anymore. That would be about what you would get in one of the health lamps as they are about the same color and CRI. You could make a colorful transparency of something and use it for both health and displaying photography or whatever.

So, don't give up on your idea.

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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The wife uses ours for tracing patterns. It also makes a good backlit surface for photographing small objects.
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Well I got the sunlight idea from this designer: http://freshome.com/2010/05/13/simul...niel-rybakken/

But I fear I'd have to settle for this big ol' reading light hack/mod: http://www.flickr.com/photos/earobe6/6871655369/

I'm open to whatever idea really, I think it be cool to be one of the first to do something really cool with it and start a trend!
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Put it in nice framed cabinet, mount large, interchangable transparencies on front. Various seasonl photos. A city night scene, mostly dark with lit windows, stars, car lights, signs. Set of lights inside, randomly or strategically placed, various colors, controlled by timers, dimmers, flashers. Dollar stores have 3 strand strings of Xmas lights with multi function controls, different strands lights flash at various speeds, fade in and out, "chase" along strands etc. Buy right after xmas sometimes get 2 for 1 on seasonal items.
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Display naked radiology pin-ups?



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Holy smokes You can see her phalanges and everything!

Thanks for new desk top background.
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Put it in nice framed cabinet, mount large, interchangable transparencies on front. Various seasonl photos. A city night scene, mostly dark with lit windows, stars, car lights, signs. Set of lights inside, randomly or strategically placed, various colors, controlled by timers, dimmers, flashers. Dollar stores have 3 strand strings of Xmas lights with multi function controls, different strands lights flash at various speeds, fade in and out, "chase" along strands etc. Buy right after xmas sometimes get 2 for 1 on seasonal items.
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I been wondering what has become of all those old view boxes now that we've gone digital. I'll bet some of the older ones from the 60's and before will be collector's items some day.
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What about using it to illuminate a stained glass piece?
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There are also some radiologists that do really spectacular fine art with the medium. My second ever, in my dreams, girlfriend, is accomplished Rock hound Sue. She can do mine work if you want but never, ever look into her eyes. Nevada mineral stuff.


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