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Supersize Your TV for $300: Build Your Own XGA Projector!

Made It: The Homemade Projector, Up And Running!

After about six hours' time assembling and tinkering, our homemade projector is ready to go. The following pictures should give you an impression of what the ambitious user can expect.

The LCD panel works - now the input source can be connected.

To illustrate proportions: Arnold and Arnold in mini-format. Courtesy Artisan/Lightstorm

Picture from the THG lab: the homemade projector during testing.

Also possible: projection with the light on. Courtesy Artisan/Lightstorm

  • Hi,
    I'm a 12 year old and I just got this projector working. If you live in the bay area then I recommend you go to Weirdstuff that is where I got all my parts for all under $46
  • just looking into this idea and was just wondering what the implications would be to have the lcd screen supported away from the glass of the projector thus aiding the cooling of the screen ?? Say a 2 to 3cm gap? would this affect the picture quality or would the screen still need the same amount of cooling as it does on the screen. As you can tell by the questions i havn't made one but seriously thinking about it. also ... !! woulld there be an option of other video inputs to the screen ie .. Phono jack rather than laptop / pc?
    Cheers for the info if you respond.
  • chinmayj007
    hiiiiiiii im CJ can you tell me please which in this projector plz.......................