First of all, the total came to about $23 after I bought lights and bulbs, but how would that be an interesting topic title? Besides, it's a stretch, but the light tent only cost me about $4.98 - So There! It needs work. I need to get more light or figure out how to expose better so the background isn't yellow. Suggestions welcome. Keep in mind, this was done "for fun" before I build a larger version, that should be functional and not a toy. But it does work! http://pages.prodigy.net/peteklinger/498/ You can see all the steps in photos, from parts to finished project, including some hasty images to test it. This light tent folds up to about 8" in diameter. I have a feeling that even the thin pillow cases are too much and block too much light, for "100W" florescent bulbs. Well, it is experimental, isn't it? :mrgreen: I used a pocket camera but even with a good camera I need to figure out how to get the light balance right, before I shoot the pictures. Less to fix afterwards. Help Wanted!