To celebrate one year from my first (and one of the most successful) instructable, I thought to re-design it.
The instructable is http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-simple-media-projector-with-a-recycled-ike/ and is about transforming an ikea lamp into a projector.
In a year a lot of things happens:
- I get into the DIY universe
- ponoko (the online lasercut service) open a factory in Italy near where I live
- I bought a Lomo Camera (http://lomography.com) and discover how cool are 35mm cameras
This project reflect all these changes. I'll show you how to buil a lo-fi projector to display your photo slides on a huge wall. The lo-fi aspect is crucial to lineup to the lomography way. The fact that the project is also cheap is a plus! Sadly, the ikea lamp I'm using ( isbrytare ) is out of stock and no more produced. You have to found in used or hope that Ikea will start again producing this beautiful lamp. Its cost was about 40$.
The lamp became a present for the birthday of a very good photographer and friend: Fizza (http://www.fizza.it/)
Finally I'll give one or more patches to the best comments/improvements to the project you will post.
If you are interested, you can view the list of my not-yet-realized ideas on my blog
Step 1: Material needed
- isbrytare lamp from Ikea (ikea.com, no more in production.. find it on ebay)
- plans to build the adapter (downloadable in the next step)
- something to cut wood if you are planning to build it by yourself OR an account on an online laser-cut service (i use http://www.vectorealism.com)
- vinilic glue