pardon the crappy camera plz.
400w metal halide bulb: $20
17" flat screen monitor: $86
2 flat lenses and that one big black lens: $200
threaded rods: $5
temporary bedsheet screen: $10
temporary bedsheet screen clamps: $4
HTPC made from scrapped parts and openbox purchases from Newegg: $85
(HTPC can display @1080p but monitor can’t right now, so whatever)
720p projector with approx over 9 feet diagonal. when i find my tape measure i can give actual diagonal dimensions. it works and the pictures don’t do it justice (my camera can NOT shoot in the dark at all! :mad:), but i’ll be tweaking it to get the best picture quality possible. stay tuned :tup:
That doesn’t look like a missile. What are you building Stark?
Just kidding. That is an amazing work of art. One question, how is the lighting when it’s in use? Very visible? Looks really dim in that last picture.
you should join the A-team…
Why not just buy x1 off ebay? It will probably cheaper & better quality but yeah i guess its cool to build stuff…
i’m losing a bit of light through the bed sheet, but it’s not a problem when i turn off the lights. i put up some poster board to compare.
i went to fabric stores all through out my town but they didn’t have a cloth big enough to fit. my mom is sending me some blackout cloth from LA so when that comes in, the wall screen will be done.
currently the cheapest ‘Buy It Now’ 720p projector on Ebay is $275. lamp life for this Dell is 1000 hours on average. say i bought it and and needed a replacement bulb. hmmm. now look at the most expensive bulb i can use in my projector (not even the one i use). 20 X the life hours for a fraction of the cost
and it’s my camera that’s making the quality look crappy. i need a camera that takes good night photos and probably need to find my tripod to show RL picture quality.
and yes building stuff is cool :tup:
Shaft, didn’t know you were handy at stuffs other than porn links. :tup:
I do a lot of joystick stuff as well as other original projects, it is SO easy to start this stuff, but SO hard to stick with it until it is finished and working. Great job man.
ive seen this done before but not at this quality
yeah, me either :lol:
hey, i make sticks too :mad: and yeah it was hard to finish this one (up to this point. i’m still not done!). and thanks :tup:
thanks! i’ll be doing more dangerous stuff later:rock:
That’s very Macguyver. :tup:
First you bring us custom modular panel arcade sticks, and now this? :wow:
I’m impressed! It’s amazing when I think about how much time it probably would’ve taken you. But more than the amount of time, I find it shocking that during this whole process, the bulb didn’t shatter nor did anything that could’ve happened while gutting that LCD monitor go wrong, like dead pixels. You must be immune to Murphy’s Law!
shaft agent is a genius. what will he do next time
I’m so glad I didn’t post in the thread when I first saw it. So confused.
But this is THE SHIT. Fucking amazing.
Wow, man, that’s some seriously great craftsmanship.
what is this, LumenLab? lol nice job. always wanted to do this but never had the time money and tools. truly pimp.
Damn Shaft, nice work. You’re my DIY hero >_<
wow amazing work right there. DIY ftw!! :tup: