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. 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!!!

  3. 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

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