Step 2: How to Begin

to begin get your box and cut the top off then about halfway down put a piece of cardboard with the fresnel lens in it and firmly tape it down (see pic) cut out another piece of card board the same width as the box and cut a hole in it for your light the cardboard around the hole should be covered in tin foil to reflect the most light. insert it in your box make sure it is in line with the fresnel lens and should be at least 3inches away from it. (update) i just learnt that if you want to make the picture about 3x brighter you need to put a cone + condenser lens/strong magnified glass on the light (see pic)
<p>thanks </p><p> i want to try it. but i want something different type of LED bulb ussing for this..</p><p>thanks</p>
Where did you get the screen
how do you connect the lcd to a computer? <br>I have bought a 2.5 inch lcd, a VGA to RCA converter box but the resolutions aren't compatible (2.5 inch lcd from ebay have resolutions of about 320*240 and VGA to RCA converter from ebay begins at resolution 800 * 600)
hey is it necessary to use fresenel lens <br>can i use anything else <br>plzzzz help
how much distance can it cover from wall <br>plz answer <br>
is this lcd connect to computer plz tell me............!!!! <br>
If i can not use the condensor lense this create a problem or not..............
Hey, haha I know like many people have asked how you power the LED and stuff but I dont really get it :/ Like Im pretty clueless how a LED driver and all actually works haha, and how do you actually plug in a old portable dvd player charger to the LED (or whatever you actually do??) Im thinking of just plugging it into a normal wall plug??? <br> <br>So, PLEASEEE enlighten me hahaha thanks a lot a lot this is damn cool and I'm already halfway buying all the materials! just dont get the LED part!! Thanks!! :)
is there an available diagram and components used for this project???? this projector is very useful..
how do you allow the light to penetrate? i wanan test it on a clock lcd
What kind of projector is this? Could it project a movie/vid, or just a still image?
well you can either make an old fashioned slide machine or you can use an lcd screen like i did and all it does is makes the screen bigger so yes you can watch movies on it!<br>
could i connect this with my mobile phone to see movies from my cell.. ?
its an lcd screen with composite cables (red white and yellow) so yea video, image and music!
Could I get that type of LCD from an out of used digital camera?
you need an LCD panel which will take the type of video signal you wish to use it with - so, if you want to project Television, your LCD panel will probably come from a miniature LCD TV which has a Scart socket on it, or if you want to project a computer screen, your LCD panel will have to come from a flat-screen computer monitor.<br><br>Unfortunately, this does usually mean taking some expensive equipment apart - like a TV or computer monitor! - but the good news is that you could use equipment that isn't working properly. Look for a computer monitor with a broken backlight, because you don't need that part to use it for this build.
I can'nt understand.
Does it have to be a reverse lcd or does it matter?
no, it can be any lcd or see-through screen, but the smaller the better.
is it available to use lcd out of an iphone3gs? because thats the smaller lcd that i got.
could i use a 12v flash light instead
does the pringels bottel come in a certian size or regularly <br />
I am in the process of attempting the same project.<br>Yours is amazing.<br>I am using a sprint pocket pc with a touch screen so it might be a problem accessing media but it will do.<br>I just had a few questions?<br>DO i need a frensel lens?<br>What kind of light should i use? (how bright?)<br>and<br>can i use a slr camera lens instead of the magnifying glass u used in the front?<br>Thanks <br>and please help me!<br>
I seem to be getting alot of questions about the fresnel lense. so mabye you dont need it? just experiment with it, as i did. but about the light, you want to use one that doesnt produce very much heat, such as an LED because that will quickley destroy your screen. but you also want to get the brighitest light you possibly can, it will never be too bright.
Do I have to use the frensel lens or can I do it with out it?<br>what does the frensel lens do?
I was wondering the same!<br>It doesnt seem to be required because of its placement... i Guess?<br>Dont trust me thou!<br>
Awesome ! It inspired me to make my own one too :) <br>I'm currently looking for a fresnel lens. Can you please tell me if this one could do : <br>http://cgi.ebay.in/Fresnel-Lens-Replacement-Part-4-Nikon-SB-600-glass-new-/140560494012?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&amp;hash=item20ba0eedbc <br> <br>there's also a bigger one : <br>http://cgi.ebay.in/BIG-TV-100-INCH-DIY-PROJECTOR-TELEVISION-FRESNEL-LENS-/110687737615?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&amp;hash=item19c580d70f <br> <br>I'm asking as my LCD size is different from BOTH of these..so I've no idea if these lenses will or will not do <br> <br>Thanks for the wonderful 'ible !!:)
i dont think the first one will work, i used this (link below) you only need one but it comes with 2 and you just cut it down to match the size of your lcd screen. http://www.amazon.com/Pack-Page-Size-Magnifying-Sheet/dp/B001NDLUQQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1307781154&amp;sr=8-1
alrite. Although I live in India and hence can't afford the one you suggested,I do understand that buying a lens bigger than the screen should not be a problem. So will try to find one !! Thank you !!
Katareprat, it is very easy to get Fresnel lenses of many kinds here in the UK - if you would like me to buy some for you, I can get two the correct size (55 x 85mm) and send them to you in India for &pound;6 (about 450 Rupees).<br>This is also by Airmail, so the UK Postal service (Royal Mail) say that it should arrive in approximately 7-10 days.<br>If you are interested then do email me and I would be happy to help!
Thank you osmith !!<br><br>I found this on ebay :<br>http://cgi.ebay.in/3X-10X-Magnifier-Magnifying-Glass-w-LED-TORCH-UV-/250779781782?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&amp;hash=item3a63a3ca96<br><br>and this :<br>http://cgi.ebay.in/First-Aid-Kit-Magnifier-Light-/280712282609?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&amp;hash=item415bc181f1<br><br>I'll give these a try and if they don't work, seek your help !<br>Many thanks again :)
no problem - just let me know! :)
Check out this vendor. They sell screen by the yard for front and rear projection. You can check out their tutorial about colors to find out which one would work best for you.<br>You can get 55&quot;X36&quot; for $18.30 / yard. So obviously 55&quot;x72&quot; screen would be $36.6 plus shipping of about $15+.<br><br>http://www.rosebrand.com/product703/Projection-Screen-and-Rear-Projection-Screen.aspx
Thanks a lot but I guess the screen is usually not the biggest problem..you can always use a wall ! <br>What I'm looking for is the fresnel lens..these are the most hard to get..especially since now nobody uses slide projectors !
Your missing the point. It's a giant lens. It's not just some cloth. The screen is the lens.
this is ingenious!
hi.... can u say wat is that fresnel lens mean... is those available in shops...
hi Fresnel lens very low cost of ebay.in for just Rs.675/- only<br><br>simbu
yes you can get it in a shop its some times called a credit card sized magnified glass. its just a piece of plastic with lines on it that that makes it a flat magnified glass. ill put a new instructable up soon to make it easier
from where i will get the lcd?<br>any other types of lcd can be used which are available in indian market in low cost?
hi priya you can get lcd very low cost of ebay.in <br><br>simbu<br>9843774939<br>pondicherry
triplet lens is best but u used Magnifying glass. tell me hows image quality? n focus.
i dont even know wha ta triplet lens is? the magnifying glass that i used is watchable but you cant get it focused everywhere, its either focused in the middle or just around the edges. it would be nice if i could fix that problem
1 Can it work with a olympos cmera LCD?<br /> 2 Cool<br /> 3 wow<br /> 4 is it easy?
1 yes it can work with any lcd as long as the lcd works! (you will probably have a camera permanently hanging off of your projector lol.<br>2 :)<br>3 :)<br>4 its not too hard, i can make one from scratch in a day
In answer two your 4th question, YES!!! <br>
&nbsp;yes that should work but you will only be able to watch whats on the camera. yes cool yes wow and the first time it is &nbsp;kind a hard but i made my second one in about 1hr but the hardest part is finding the right lens and a bright light that doesnt make too much heat or else it will destroy the lcd
can you elaborate on LCD? , which make ? part no.?
it doesnt matter, any lcd that works will work. just take it apart, be careful with the wires and pull off the back light.
a normal maginifer will do the job,did u use a triplet lens

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