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DIY Monitor Hood Keeps Out Glare

Stop suffering through computer glare caused by bright sunlight or stark office lighting; this simple DIY monitor hood cuts out the glare.

DIY Photography shares a tutorial for crafting a monitor hood on the cheap. They used a sheet of black plastic from the craft store but you could also use black foam core if you wanted to further lower the cost. With the materials on hand the whole project should take under an hour–not bad to cut down on the glare (and potentially nosy coworkers).

Hit up the link below for additional photos and step-by-step instructions.

Avoid Sun On Your Screen by Building a DIY Monitor Hood [DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/7/11

Comments (1)

  1. Pete Wolfinger

    Seems great until you realize 90% of the light you’re using at night is also blocked out from the majority of your desk…

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