In the summer of 2015, I built a teleprompter.

What is a teleprompter? It’s a device that helps newscasters or tv hosts read their script without looking at a script.

This was one of my all time favorite projects that year.

I loved it because it gave me something to do. I was able to use my hands and brain properly to build something I needed.

Spending time in the garage for roughly 5-8 hours a day felt great. It was hot in the garage but I had a fan and bottled water to keep me hydrated.

I lost a LOT of water weight from the sweat. It felt great.

When I finished my project, I almost cried. It was the first time I felt accomplished in my field. I also cried because I was sad. Sad the journey to building something great was over.

When I build, I build with purpose. Like my dad, I am a troubleshooter. I love to fix certain things and make them work. I’ve had many failures and few successes. This teleprompter was one of those few successes.

Why did I build it? At that time, I wanted to make more money through my projects. I found a tutorial from Indy Mogul and he said he made $3k a month with his invention. What I didn’t realize was he had clients BEFORE he built his device.

Regardless, I enjoy my device. I enjoy the time I spent working on it. My dad helped me with the tools and the rest is history.

This is the tutorial I used


Here’s my question. When was the last time you built something?

Peace and love!
Shaun