Step 2: Prepare the Box

The first thing that you are going to do is cover any holes in your box to prevent any light from leaving your box or entering  by doing this you will increase the quality of your projector. Cover all the holes on the outside of the box with duct tape then cover them on the inside so none of the sticky tape is exposed. Cover up all the sides so no light seeps out.
The words are backwards ... Anyone know how to fix this?
For words to project property, you would aim the device away from the target screen and toward the back wall of the shoebox. At the back wall you need a mirror. I don't know if you magnify before or after the reflection, but I think it's before
Ok mine was good<br>atleast big but not clear and colourful even after using my laptop screen<br>magnifying lens are just not good. i have heard people using water as magnifying glass. Im gonna try those
<p> i want the mm of magnifying glass please it is urgent</p>
I don't have a magnifying glass. What can I use instead?
<p>You need the glass. I don't think it would work otherwise. Maybe a lens from real glasses, but that's far more expensive. </p>
<p>It works great! Thanks so much. Many fun days ahead...</p>
<p>p.s, I used clay instead of legos to make the iPod stand...</p>
<p>a glasses lense would work, right?</p>
<p>That's so cool!</p>
<p>I did it, but it is extremly super blur. Someone said to put black paper but it was still blur. </p>
<p>i want to make it so bad. to bad right now my ipod is broken. it was out in the snow/mud/water for 1 week anybody know how to fix it?</p>
Put it in rice
<p>are u serious??</p>
Mine was insanely blurry and you couldn't tell at all what was projecting onto the wall. Any way to fix this??
Put a peice of black paper at the bottom of the box
I love this instructable!!!!
<p>I did everything required, flipped the phone over but the screen becomes flipped horizontaly. Do you know how to fix this? Thanks in advance!</p>
<p>Turn off orientation lock: http://support.apple.com/en-us/TS3805 </p>
<p>Well...Turn your device upside down.</p>
Do I need to cover all my holes in my box?
<p>Hi! Which magnification did you use to have a great render?</p><p>Best regards!</p>
<p>I had buy a very cheap projector, only 39$, I think this is better then DIY , and not so expensive, why not buy? I buy at hqgroupfactory.com, I think it is good</p>
<p>very nice</p>
Hello guys, I'm new here. Just wanted to ask, I just bought a Magnifying glass from a local retailer called Al-Rawnaq. It says something like LUPA 50mm on the package. Will it work? And also will this whole project idea work with the mobile N95 8GB instead of iPhone or iPod? Thanks in advance!
I am not sure about the magnifying glass but its worth a shot. and yes the N95 will work but you will have to make sure it doesnt rotate when you place it upside down in the stand<br>
Hey Matt, I tried it and the picture quality is really dumb. Just some big dark colour blobs appear. I think the glass is not good enough. I also the the rotate error you're talking about (FLIPPED IMAGE).
The if you can focus it right you should be able to see a lot better than blobs. And I still haven't figured out the mirror image problem yet but i am working on it.
Focus? How?
move it around picture quality should get better. im answering questions because im his little brother
Tried again... Nothing's getting any better. I went in a room with no light source at all but the pic quality is not good at all. I can't even recognize any faces. Also, the picture is very dark.
I had the same problem, but i followed the lines that i made using my phone and cut out the back of the shoe box accordingly. The problem is that the shoe box isn't long enough, so you need to cut out the back and move your phone further back.
Hey usman i also got this first don't worry try to make the distance between lens and phone larger!
you never know if it is the magnifying glass wont work
Hi, please answer me too!<br>I also need more better resolution and a little larger image...my phone is note3 and got on output image of 11X19 inches....?
<p>It's a nice method and thanks for the share. I hope it will work perfectly. It seems some people faced problems while making an iPhone projector using this method. I hope they will figure it out as early as possible.</p><p>But buying an iPhone projector is always a good idea as it is a perfect device for watching movies, making presentation, etc. </p>
<p>It works pretty well... If your movie doesn't have subtitles. If your movie has subtitles, you better be able to understand the language without them! It is pretty hard to read in mirror.</p>
<p>Can someone who tried this and got at least a decent picture quality please let me know what strength their magnifying glass was. Thanks</p>
Mine is too much out of focus and I can't seem to fix it anyway- any ideas please?
it comes upside down....:-)
I did a projector similar to this though it comes out just slightly blurry. Is this normal? Any ideas?
and the best thing is: it dioes also work with non-iidiot stuff ;)
This was my first time using instructable, and I must say, I'm pleased with the results. It was a great way to spend a night making a different way to watch Netflix, when otherwise I just would've watched Netflix.
This brings back memories, except we where trying to make a projector for our telescope. Needless to say it didn't work. Good job. <br>I wonder if a shipping/poster tube would work? Try and focus as much of that photon goodness in to a smaller area. Maybe i'll give it a trt since I tend to watch videos on my phone before bed now.
Toss is awesome, thanks
I tried using 2 different glasses together with slightly different curvatures and the contrast was much better when compared to single lens. <br><br>I tried it just by holding lenses before the phone and increasing the brightness of the phone to max! If you use a video player that allows you to increase the phone brightness beyond the 100% (like QQplayer for android) one can achieve even more brightness than 100% while watching the video. It works perfect!<br><br>Pretty good images with low light and at extra large magnification.....<br>Thanks for the idea pal I loved it and will make a box!!
Thanks for the comment I have two lens for the projector now but I haven't found a way to get better quality it just gets more blurry.
You'll need to go the other way. I think this is for the same reason as that you will see worse if you wear glasses when you don't need them.

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