DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [Pole lights, fan, & equipment holder], 07/23

Trifold utility–Steampunk Style

This project began by looking for a way to raise the fan [a gift from the Artis family, Richmond, Virginia]. I decided on pipes, except I thought I needed a 48″ threaded piece. I decided to use what I have, coming short by 3-inches. In the end, I shortened the fan pedestal even more–38.5 inches. My build will includes at least one Nanoleaf bloom. Thelighting will go well with the trailer [photo studio] as I am equipping it. I have wanted my equipment harness in the trailer; but, I had no place for it–now I do!

The pole is anchored to the floor at the passenger-side rear d-ring. It is installed so the floor can still float.

It has been a productive day. Next up–light sockets for the two bulbs. Stay tuned…

DIY ~ Ford Transit Connect XLT Van [rollout kitchen finishings–potable water storage], 07/21

A 35-gallon water storage pod


To facilitate the many pieces of photography gear in the Xtreme trailer, I did not order water storage, a sink, or a cooktop. After all, it is to be a mobile photo studio. Anyway, I want those features and more. My van kitchen planning is coming along…

Today, I added the Norwesco 35-gal portable water tank. I built the stand and its base over the last few weeks. I built the base from 2″ x 12″ x 8′ lumber. I covered both the base and stand top with laminate leftover from my rollout tray [orange] and scraps [blue] my neighbor gave me from the sewing table I built. BTW, I built the stand so I can remove my Xtreme spare tire, should I flat with a full tank of water.

The tank is in. Next, I have to add the plumbing. I may do so next month or maybe in September. Stay tuned…

DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [testing Canon 6D exposure settings], 07/09

Shot two days ago with a stationary camera and a 100mm lens.

July 7, 2018, test shots


Photography ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer Panorama [More Perspective Shots], 07/11

This time from multiple camera positions.


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Again [before], using my DJI Osmo Mobile [robot] with my iPhone mounted therein. I used a Bluetooth Remote Shutter so that I could be outside as shots were taken.