I have another friend looking to make a lightbox, so thought I would repost this
posted Sunday, 27 January 2008
The mice have went home now, but it doesn't stop Brodi from looking for them.
We babysat my daughter's mice while they were out of town - the mice are no longer in this world
We were contemplating making a lightbox similar to the one Sallad made but we weren't sure where we would put it when we weren't using it. So we opted to use foamboard to line a cubby in an old dresser. We were going to use velcro to hold it all to the sides but found we didn't need to. We put the bottom in, then the sides and back, leaving the top for last and sides and back hold the top up. We also used this real flexible write-on-wipe-off posterboard for the bottom and curved up the back wall so you don't have the line. We just taped some of the scraps together to kind of keep the mice in the box. As a side note, we're using fluorescent bulbs, not only because they use less electricity, but also because they run cooler.
If you can believe it, two years later and Brodi still runs to the box every time I use it, looking for the mice I assume, who said dogs have 7 second memories?!