Step 5: Order New Ribbon Cable (optional)

The secondary ribbon cable is probably relatively short, which constrains the design of a fixture. It's possible to use it as is, like I did, but getting a longer cable will make things easier. You need to measure the width and search online for the same cable. You shouldn't need anything more than 5 or 6 inches.

Note: It would probably be best to hold off on the rest of the work until you get the new cable to help eliminate mistakes and make sure it will all come together when finished.
<p>cost10&euro; at the second hand store and weekend's work... and a kind of wizardy feeling when it a c t u a l l y worked O_O</p>
<p>cost10&euro; at the second hand store and a weekend's work... and left a kind of wizardy feeling behind when it a c t u a l l y worked O_O</p><p>(sry, too late to type correctly ;) )</p>
There are programs you can run on your pc that will swap the image round the right way.
Ha yeah, I was just too lazy to search for them. That's a good point, that the mistake can be fixed after the fact.
Seen a couple of these on this site, fancied giving it a try but how bright is it?, is it as bright as a comercial projector?
That's a good question. I think it changes with with the type of projector you plan on using. I ran mine, and it meets my standards. As far as comparing with commercial projectors, I doubt it's as bright. But I think the photons per dollar on the &quot;homemade&quot; version is pretty good. (There's a picture in the intro with what it looks like on the wall)

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