Sometimes, when you're trying to immerse yourself in a movie or television show on an iPod's diminutive screen, you just need to go bigger. Here's how: Turn your Classic or Nano into a home theater with a simple, unpowered DIY projector.
All you need is a mirror, some cardboard, and lenses harvested from an old slide projector. Set up your portable iPod projector in a dark room, and the images from the iPod's screen will be reflected through the lenses, creating a roughly five-by-seven-inch picture. Then grab some Milk Duds and kick back with a downloaded movie or the latest episode of The Daily Show.
Make an iPod Projector
Time: 30 minutes
Easy | | | | | Hard
- Lens tube and lens housing from an old slide projector
- Small makeup mirror
- Hot-glue gun
1 Open the slide projector and remove the lens housing (the plastic box containing the tube with the lenses).
2 Heat up the glue gun, and affix the mirror to a piece of cardboard so that it sits at a 45-degree angle relative to the lens.
4 Turn the lights down, fire up the iPod, and set the brightness to max. Adjust the focus by turning the lens tube until you get a sharp image.
Anybodys has ideas of how to do a DIY optical amplifier??
who has old slide projectors? let's get real...
the flea market that is, I found several and spent less that $20.00 for one. I just have to work out the details on how to be able to focus
That`s just brilliant!
I did the exact same thing using an old cheap telescope i had laying around and got a very clear 35" x 35" screen.
Could you use anything with a convex lens?
Magnifying glasses work badly but magnifying squares for reading work verry well i got a 15 X 20 bright clear screen
I used a low quality projector from the '90s and got a small low quality screen.