This what you will need to make your very own homemade projector with a shoe box and you phone.
- Magnifying Lens
- Foam board
- PVA Glue
- Hobby Knife (XACTO) (Use supervision)
- Hot Gluegun
- Cutter Knife
Using the Hack saw, carefully saw off the handle.
Reinforce the box by gluing the flaps and corners of the box. This prevents it from wiggling.
Don't get too excited. Let it dry for a few minutes.
Position your box in an upright position. Place your magnifying lens on top then center it. Use a pencil to trace the cut line.
Here's a simple trick that I used all the time. If you are too OC, you can use an XACTO knife at the other end of a compass for cutting a perfect and round hole.
Position your lens before gluing the it in place.
Build a phone stand using a foam board. Make sure it's perpendicular from the base to avoid image distortion.
Use a double sided padding tape to mount your phone on the stand.
Set your phone to the highest brightness:
Simple, more light results to a brighter projection.
Don't forget to lock the screen:
The lens inverts the light source (your phone's LCD) to the projected image. This means you'll have to position your phone's screen in a topsy-turvy position in order to prevent it from auto rotating. Go set the lock-screen setting and disable the auto rotate.
Like all projectors, this one needs to be calibrated too. Position your phone at the very end of the box then slowly move it closer to the lens, you will notice that the image will turn sharper/ softer. Move it back and forth until you get the sharpest projection.
Do this against a white surface, a sheet or a white wall.
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