Trash heap projector

Being hackers, sometimes we just want to hack something together, not engineer it. This projector is a great example. Made mostly out of cardboard and duct tape (or duck tape if you prefer). He picked up a 12v LED array, a cheap fresnel lens, an LCD from a “back up monitor” and a focusing lens taken from a magnifying glass. Sure, we’ve seen better, much better. But seeing an¬†evenings worth¬†of feverish wire twisting and taping is always pleasant. It may look pretty dim in the video, it may be as well, but keep in mind that it is common for them to appear much brighter in person or if shot with a night setting on a digital camera.

21 thoughts on “Trash heap projector

  1. It may be dim, but this is really the ‘bottom barrel’ projector you could build. One should be able to easily upgrade some of the components and get some performance boosts. A++ for ingenuity and cost-effectiveness though.

  2. Really impressive. Needs an LED driver to be able to call it a finished project, though…and maybe a bunch more tape and cardboard.

  3. Have I missed something? Is instructables the new cool thing to hate? …. Hmm should I have my own opinion … nah! Just keep on hating with the pack! BOOOOO!!! err… WHATEVER’S WORTH BEING BOED AT!!!

  4. First I thought this was really crap when I saw the bad picture quality.
    But, while I wouldn’t call it impressive, it’s pretty cool, and definitely a nice hack.

  5. I was saying boo-urns….
    I’ve been using instructables for years and until hackaday gives us a forum and a wiki or other place to post, I will post PROJECTS to instructables

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s