Step 7: Finishing up!

after you have a good picture your gonna notice that it will get hot so its time to attach the fan. cut a hole in the bottom of the box and put the fan there, if you don't have a power supply then you can use batteries or one of those output selector adapters, and select the voltage. after this your pretty much done, if you have a tv box it would be a good idea to use it since the monitor can really only be used for a computer without the tv box.

here is some finishing photos of me watching survivor :P dont worry its not my projector its the camera flash >.>

if you have any problems send me a email at keeegz@gmail.com

Why can't we use CFL bulbs for the Project. I found out that 13w one has at least 840 lumens
hmm when i wrote this, it was a loooong time ago, and i dont use it too much anymore, but sure if you can find a lamp that is bright enough then go for it, only problem is, it losses ALOT of brightness from the lamp to the screen so your end product might not be what you expected.
I like the project. Someone with a fair amount of space could really do this as a nice wooden projector. I am curios, because of the size, could you use several compact flourescent lights as a source and cut down on the watts and heat? I know the commercial ones do not because they are working at making them super small. Your arrangement is perfect for trying more energy friendly options. You have me thinking about my next project now. : )
Another thought. If you are doing this up as a really nice finished piece of furniture, it could be a coffee table or snack cart in a bonus room and be totally discrete. Hmmmmm.......
You might be able to find a CCFL 300W replacement lamp but it's going to be expensive.  A better solution is probably to look into LED projection lamps.  Phillips makes a line of LEDs so powerful that they need heat sinks, and in fact are often used in projectors.  Luxeon Rebel I believe they're called.
yeah the thing is with the watts is that when you have to little you can't use it in the day, and i tried not to go to hot because other peoples designs use 1000w and i think that i would have a expensive bill for it, so 300w does the trick and a fan will keep it cool, it runs at around 27c so its pretty cool, but yeah stay between 500 and 300 if possible ;)
yeah do u no the light before you take a picture? well that was on and i had the low shutter speed on, anyways it works well but i have a crappy magnifier. when i use my tv box i play ps2 on it <sup></sup><br/>
Great job, but the pictures are a bit blurry, but overall, nice Instructable.
Blurry? I thought I was still drunk..

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