DIY iPhone Projector

There are quite a few projectors available for the iPhone, but most of them are quite expensive. So Instructables member Iamalegend has created a DIY iPhone Projector using a shoebox, duct tape, a marker, a few of Lego bricks and a magnifying glass.

Iamalegend writes:

This is a fun easy project that anyone can make in about 15-20 minutes. The whole project only cost me a dollar and works good enough that I can enjoy an entire movie on it. The way it works is the light from your phone or iPod goes through the magnifying glass and magnifies onto the wall. The whole project is very easy to make and easy to understand.

All you need to do is place the magnifying glass on one side of box and your iPhone or iPod touch aligned in front of the magnifying glass on the other side of the box. You may need to prop it up using lego parts as mentioned by Iamalegend or something like a play-doh.

It looks like Iamalegend wasn’t the first person to create a DIY iPhone projector as we found this YouTube video created back in July by Dylan who calls himself the Household Hacker, which shows how to make your own DIY iPhone projector.

You can visit Instructables for the step-by-step instructions or checkout the video below to create your own DIY iPhone projector:

The DIY projector may not compete with the expensive projectors available in the market, but you can’t complain as you can make one at fraction of the cost.

Please don’t forget to tell us what you think of the DIY iPhone projector in the comments.

[via PCWorld]

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  • Ryan Grill


    • KillerPubes

      Not as pointless as your post, what do you expect for $3? If you put more time and effort into something like this it could be quite handy.

  • Gran Dalle

    Wow. Really? Must be a slow news day.

  • Azures

    Wouldn’t that flip or reverse the image?

    • Md6597

      It would without getting a mirror involved. What hit the screen would be seen as backwards to the audience. Probably ok as long as no subtitles.

    • kk305

      I guess you didn’t watch the video?

  • I also wonder if this is really worth it.

  • fas

    This is so cool.

  • oh yeah

    brilliant. Respect

  • Joe P

    yes sorry for the late reply