Make an IPod Video Projector

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Introduction: Make an IPod Video Projector

About: Name: Bård Lund Johansen Engineer, Materials Technology

Project video and pictures on a screen using your iPod!


Step 1: The Setup

The idea is simple, Focus the light from your iPod onto a nearby screen by means of lenses and mirrors.

Step 2: Cardboard Is Underrated

Making prototypes is fast and easy using cardboard and a glue gun. A layer of black tape and that Apple sticker makes for a nice look.

Step 3: Lights Down

In order to see anything it must be dark in the room.

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    297 Comments

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    ChaosMarine
    ChaosMarine

    8 years ago on Introduction

    In theory, this would work for Android phones too, correct?

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    eva_maree_dixon
    eva_maree_dixon

    7 years ago

    U can use a magnifying lens and a box check out mine!

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    Jacky P
    Jacky P

    7 years ago

    Steps?

    Awesome!!! I'm getting an iTouch at the beginning of middle school, I'm making one of these!!!





    :D

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    Kryptonite
    Kryptonite

    9 years ago on Introduction

    In today's day and age, where abouts can one get a lens setup like that? If nothing else, how could one improvise?

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    sinrockets
    sinrockets

    9 years ago on Step 3

    Maybe ill make one and add a bunch of like 5 or 6 leds and maybe get a better projection?

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    im3733
    im3733

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    That would just wash out your image. because the color comes from the lcd, and adding leds outside the lcd would be no different than trying to watch it in a brightly lit room.

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    beehard44
    beehard44

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    he light source must come from the screen or else you'll just end up with a bad image. The light passes through the LCD to get filtered out to it's individual colors.

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    sstivers-menz

    I so what to do this!!

    To everyone asking about LEDs...I"m no tech wizard but I do know that no matter what style of projector you have, using a proper screen will always make it nicer.

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    psycho_3852
    psycho_3852

    9 years ago on Introduction

    could this be used by another devise that is not a ipod, but another kind of screen that is still LCD?

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    pyromonkey
    pyromonkey

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Very cool, you used the principal of a DSLR for a projector. Well done :)

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    ixisuprflyixi

    That is pretty bad@ss. I don't own an ipod but I can see this being useful for other projects. 5 stars.