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how can i make a video projector? Answered

how can i make a video projector for less then $80.00? i want the projected screen size to be about 1 meter across and exceptional quality.

I'm mainly having trouble with finding a SMALL but HD screen. i also want the LCD to be about 5 inches across. it doesn't have to be exact, but i want it to fit inside a shoe box (hopefully cheep  =D  ).

i did find on eBay a small, DVD player with an 8.5 inch screen with Analog Audio and , Composite inputs which might work.

i also need help for LED's, preferably from www.superbrightleds.com can anyone HELP ME!!?!


If you weren't concerned with size, I'd say to try something like this.

it's i little big, plus, the LCD here & over head projector i dont have and will make my skinny wallet skinnier (cost money i dont have) 

now i have around $490from a summer job (mowing,weededing,& lawn care)

Go dumpster diving then. If you're lucky, you'll find a working lcd screen and an overhead projector with good bulbs. Check the dumpsters near tech businesses close to trash day, you might hit a jackpot, in which case you should bring the car and load it up(to sell stuff on ebay to remedy that emaciated wallet).

i think dumpster diving illegle in the US  + don't wanna i can get hurt. and just embarrassing and even THAT cost money to do 
now i got some money but i want to save it for something BIG!!!

All I can say is that you're gonna get dirty digging for gold.

Exceptional quality for less than $80? Why do you think these devices cost so much?
Not with LEDs either, read kelsey and see what other people have made first.


cant wait 'til the 'conomy [economy] gets better     *,*

Do you mean a "protector" or a "projector"?  If the latter, type "video projector" into the search box right above your question (or on any other Instructables page), and you should get several answers.

also, i did find a few instructables on it and other websites as well, but the parts they recommend are no longer on ebay.