Introduction: DIY IPad Mini/ Smartphone Projector

Don't have the money to buy an expensive projector? Now you can make one from household materials in minutes. Ready?? Well than, let's get started!

Step 1: Materials

What you need:
- old shoebox
- magnifying glass
- Popsicle sticks
- black spray paint
- black electrical tape
- knife or scissors
- hot glue gun

Step 2: Paint

Once you have your shoebox, start to spray paint the entire inside of the box black. Remember, the darker it is inside the box, the better the quality of you projector will be.

Step 3: Fold'n'Tape

Fold the box together with one side up for the magnifying glass, as shown in the photos. Then, tape to stableize.

Step 4: Cut Off the Top (if It Is Attached to the Box)

Use a knife to cut off the folding top of your box.

Step 5: Begin Magnifying Glass Frame

Use sticks to make a frame for the magnifying glass. Follow the photos

Step 6: Continue

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Step 7: Continue

Stableize magnifying glass

Step 8: Paint Some More

Remove the glass and paint it as black as it can get.

Step 9: Finished, Now How to Use It

Now learn how to use it

Step 10: Follow Photos

Step 11: Done! :)

Comments

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ThisGuyLovesToBuild made it!(author)2016-05-18

you need a mirror to make the picture not inverted

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EthanBeltramo made it!(author)2015-05-12

to adjust it, move it closer and farther away from the wall, doing the same with the devse.

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nature_ made it!(author)2014-06-14

This is awesome! But does anyone have any tips on how to easily focus it?

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Lerster made it!(author)2014-12-29

Make a case for ur phone instead of simply placing it inside.

keep the case inside and make a hole behind the projector box and send a rod through the hole and connect it to the case.

Now u can focus by moving the case by pulling/pushing the rod.

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nature_ made it!(author)2014-12-31

Thank you!:)

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mikeybar made it!(author)2014-06-29

This is really cool, but the images projected are reversed so you can't really use it.

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jacob_kellman made it!(author)2014-06-18

Can you do this with an andriod phone?

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peter---peter made it!(author)2014-06-15

cool but not original

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2014-06-11

It needs a mirror to bring "right" image, not inverted.

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craftclarity made it!(author)2014-06-11

Pretty cool!

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