Today's project will show how you can convert your laptop, smartphone, or tablet computer into a makeshift projector—just in time for March Madness! It's super cheap to build, and can add a little bit of creative fun to your next sports party. Video: . This DIY is geared mainl ...more
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Smartphones and tablets are great for watching movies and videos while you're out, but at home, the screen is just too tiny. There are quite a few projectors on the market that work with mobile devices, but they can get pricey. The good news is that it's pretty simple to hack ...more
Digital projectors can be prohibitively expensive, particularly for those who stand to benefit the most from their use—that is, young people who prefer watch television and movies on their home computers. No longer. This hacker's how-to demonstrates how to make a simple digita ...more
Looking to make a homemade movie projector but don't have much cash? In this video, learn how one person created a video projector with $60 and some old cardboard. Tips from the videomaker: Add spacers on bottom of cardboard to keep LCD screen about 1/8 of an inch above the o ...more
This article will teach you how to make an iPod video projector for about $6 (depending on what materials you have) that works pretty well. First off, you need to gather your materials. I had everything except the magnifying glass, which I bought for $3. Materials Cardboard ...more
In this four part video demonstration, learn how to build your own HID projector headlights. The four parts cover the following: Part 1: See how to remove the lens, remove the reflector, level the reflector, and confirm your halogen aim. Part 2: How to cut the holes for the ...more
Holographic technology has made a push towards becoming a reality for everyday consumers, most recently with the introduction of the Microsoft's HoloLens, which combines real-world and virtual elements in one awesome device. While it may be a while until that this technology ...more
There's nothing better than gathering up all the cushions, pillows, and blankets in your home and having a good ol' fashion movie night. But if you're still rocking the old 19-inch TV your parents gave you in college, you may want to upgrade to something bigger. If you've got ...more
Projectors can be pretty pricey. 1080p projectors even worse. If that isn't reason enough for you to build your own, then what is? Systm shows you the complete, detailed process of building your own 1080p HD projector, so pay attention and take some notes! For this project, S ...more
Projector screens can be pretty expensive, depending on the size and quality you're looking for. If you're thinking of installing one and want to save some money, you can build a pretty decent one yourself with just a few simple materials. Redditor dodgeboy made this 128" DIY ...more
Time flies. Particularly when it's projected. The magical box in this how-to uses light and mirrors to project the image of a working clock face on any wall. To build your own working clock projector, you'll need the following materials: a mirror, a jeweler's loupe, a clock an ...more
Finding a film projector for those who still shoot film, or those who still house film can be tough. They're either sparce or extremely expensive. In this six part tutorial, learn how to make your own DIY homemade film projector for your home without shelling out tons of cash. ...more
Watch this demonstration of how a slide projector is made with commonly available materials.
It isn't a new gadget, but the EyeClops Mini Projector still makes a great stocking stuffer for Christmas Day. It's great for kids to play with, but for techies— it's sure to be something fun to hack and mod this holiday season. The EyeClops Mini Projector looks more like Wal ...more
This video shows how to turn a simple portable video player into a wall projector with a few things around the house. Turn your portable video player into a wall projector. Click through to watch this video on helpfulvideo.com
A hack for your PDA. Use your PDA as a 13" LCD Wall Projector. Use Pocket PC, videoPod,PSP or others! Watch Youtube clips if you have wireless! Step by Step. Make in under 5 mins!
In this tutorial, we learn how to use Quick Connect Wireless with Epson Projectors. First, make sure you have one cable connected to the projector and one cable connected to the computer with a USB streamline. This makes it much easier and more efficient to plug in your projec ...more
Here's how to make a simple green laser projector using a DC motor, pipes, and epoxy.
Wish you had $1000 to throw down for a projector? Well, if you have an old laptop lying around instead, here is a simple way to cheaply build your own digital projector. Lifehacker posts a HowTo excerpted from DIYer Randy Sarafan's 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer: (An ...more
This is a video tutorial on how to change a HID bulb on a G35 Projector. This is an extremely useful auto maintenance skill.
It's always a good idea to have a replacement projector lamp on hand! That way, when you can't watch any more movies or television shows on your digital projector, you don't have to run to the store to fix it. Check out this video tutorial from Visual Apex on how to replace a ...more
A few weeks ago, we saw a simple 128 inch DIY Projector Screen that looked like a pro built it—and it only cost $200. But this one is even cheaper, and looks just as good. It's also simpler because it's painted right onto the wall. In the video below, How To Lou shows us how t ...more
Want to show off vacation photos on the big screen or project goofy videos on the wall? Using a shoebox, magnifying glass, and a smartphone, you can make your own photo or video projector for super cheap. Read below for instructions. Click on image to enlarge.
Never heard of Screen Goo by Goo Systems? Well, it's a projector screen paint that is perfect for the DIY (do-it-yourself) home theater guru. So, check out this video tutorial on how to apply Screen Goo for the perfect projector screen around. Movie watching has never been bet ...more
As someone with a pretty nice TV, I've never found the allure in purchasing a projector. While they're certainly smaller and sleeker than a television, and more portable, they can be pricey and produce a less than stellar image. And who really buys a projector anyways? They're ...more
Check out this easy method for transferring images to wall art. Watch and learn how simple it is to use an opaque projector to transfer your favorite characters onto your bedroom wall. This is interior design made simple.
You can't count on venues to have a proper place to put your projector. Build one of these and you can go anywhere.
F.A.T. creates the illusion of graffiti with an iPhone application and a projector. The best part? There's a HowTo (click through & scroll down). Previously, Magical LED Graffiti "Paints" With Video. Write With Light. How to Make Dripping Street Art. Graffiti Bot Tags With Pai ...more
Alon from ChatterBox Video Game Radio has a projector and a Wii and hates batteries. Why make a wireless sensor bar when you've got power adapters laying around? In this video, Alon explains how to make a Wii sensor bar for a projector without batteries.
So you got a hold of a vintage Elmo transvideo telecine projector on eBay and now you have no idea how to use it. In this video, get a short demonstration of how to use the standard 8mm model of the Elmo telecine projector.
There's no shortage of techniques when it comes to light painting—you can use LEDs, flashlights, or even make your own light painting nunchuks. If you want to do something a little different, though, why not use a projector like photographer Brian Maffit did to capture these g ...more
This is a great way you can mod your new Kinect - wire up the Kinect to a laser projector. All you need is OpenCV (an open source computer vision library) and a cardboard box to train your Kinect with.
It's only a patent, so don't get too excited (though I have to admit, I'm already pretty excited). Via PatentlyApple, "On March 19, 2010, Patently Apple presented a special report titled 'Apple Files a Mysterious Projector Patent' which provided an overview of pico projector ...more
Projector Lamp Center presents a quick how-to demonstration on how to properly replace a bulb or lamp in your projector.
Decorate your child's room with this fun method. A projector is not longer just for classrooms or slide-shows. Project a vibrant picture on to a wall and you have a temporary stencil, and the only thing you need to do is add your artistic touch. Ready to think outside the can ...more
Epson printer setup is easy, let’s start by connecting the standard USB cable into the USB port in the back of your computer, the other end of the USB cable will go into the USB slot in the back of the projector. Simple as that your slides will start immediately! With the Epso ...more
Lenovo announced at Tech World '16 a slew of new products, and one of them aims to upend the smartphone accessory ecosystem: Moto Mods. Moto Mods are proprietary modular add-ons developed for two new Motorola phones that were also announced in the keynote, the Moto Z and Moto ...more
An overhead projector can easily be used to transfer high-end graphics onto a concrete floor in preparation for saw cutting or coloring. Watch this video from the Concrete Network to see how.
Before you pay thousands of dollars for your new video projector, you might want to know how a projectors works, why some projectors are better than others, and what you get for your money, and you'll also learn about the screen door and rainbow effect that could cause problem ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to connect the screen output of MS Windows Vista desktop or laptop PC to the input of an external projector. For more information, including a complete demonstration of the process and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this home-computin ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to setup the Epson Duet Ultra Portable Projector screen. Begin by laying it down and remove the strap. It includes a floor stand or wall mount. Then take out the 3-legged stand and open the legs. Now slide the screen on top of the stan ...more
Watch this video to learn how to say "overhead projector" in German.
This nifty tutorial from the United States Air Force will teach you how to operate a 16mm Motion Picture Projector, should you ever come in contact with one. Operate a 16mm motion picture projector. Click through to watch this video on archive.org
The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that can crack Wi-Fi, clone key cards, break into laptops, and even clone an existing Wi-Fi network to trick users into connecting to the Pi instead. It can jam Wi-Fi for blocks, track cell phones, listen in on police scanners, ...more
Apple has something big in store for consumers in 2017 to mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. One major surprise is that Apple has decided to forgo on releasing a 7S in favor of a redesigned iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. To further commemorate its 10-year milestone, the Cupertino- ...more
The concept and structure of Christmas hasn't changed much since its inception. In its infancy, Christians recruited Roman pagans by associating Christmas with the Saturnalia, an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn (also held in December). The pagans had long w ...more
If the whale tail cookies and edible undies weren't naughty enough, you've still got about 24 hours left before Valentine's Day to whip up one of F.A.T. artist Randy Sarafan's step-by-step clap-off bras. Inspired by the electronic singing panties and remote-controlled bras of ...more
Just a couple Saturday's ago, we were blessed with the Supermoon, where the moon was at perigee with our planet, creating a larger than usual Moon for us here on Earth. Now, we've got another spectacular show in the skies coming up, only this one isn't at night. There will be ...more
Oh, LifeHacker, we love you. You've brought us so many handy HowTo's: Hack Wireless Internet, Bypass Blocked Websites, Convert a Laptop Into a Projector, Watch TV & Movies on the Web For Free, 10 Must-Know Google Privacy Settings, and more. And now, another great one: LifeHac ...more
How to Watch Hulu on your Xbox 360. The problem is HULU doesn't look good on some old PCs. Fix this by running it on your TV or projector. This uses the program PlayOn to run Hulu through your XBOX 360. This will tie it into your Media Center. This will make YouTube, Hulu and ...more
This is for all of you Go-Go Gadget MacGyver's out there. A step-step video example of how to build a projector screen from scratch. So, if you're tired of playing movies from your digital projector onto a bare wall, listen up, because you can make your very own DIY screen. It ...more
Welcome to WonderHowTo's first Weekly Community Roundup! Each week we will be featuring the best projects from the community, as well as ongoing challenges and activities you can partake in. WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds, so if you've yet to join one, ...more
Here is a Harper Point Photography video on gobos for fashion photography. Nathan gives a simple but effective photo tip for creating dynamic light with a cardboard 'go-bo.' The gobo is a lighting element that texturizes lighting by blocking in strategically. Apply these direc ...more
Do you have old super 8, or 8mm film lying around? In this video, learn how to transfer that film to your computer without spending loads of cash. You Will Need: • A smooth, white wall or piece of white paper • A flat, raised surface or table • A super 8mm projector • A r ...more
Are you a Dreamweaver user who's looking to build a slide show? Whether you're presenting a nice slide show of your cats, or your dogs or maybe a 1973 Camero re-build, this tutorial will get you up and running in no time. Check out this video and learn exactly how to create yo ...more
If you're Dreamweaver CS3 user who's looking to build a slide show, check out this video. You'll learn the ins and outs of creating a nice presentation, and, you'll see that Flash can create a slide show for you with lots of automation. Whether you're showing a sweet slide sho ...more
Wow, kids and their wild imaginations... Monster Engine is a gallery of kids drawings copied by painter Dave Devries. The project began in 1998, when Devries posed the simple question: What would a child's drawing look like if it were painted realistically? "It began at the ...more
A group of four giggly Japanese girls put on a digital fashion show with a projector and Google image search. Clever ad spot for Google Japan, directed by Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo. More from Wieden+Kennedy: 32 Amazing Murals Depicting Each & Every World Cup Team. You Won't Believ ...more
Have you ever wondered what sort of microscopic critters are floating around in your water? Well, you can find out with just a few bucks worth of materials and a laser pointer. Really. That's all it takes to build your very own homemade laser projection microscope, aka a water ...more
We've seen several examples of light graffiti on WonderHowTo (1, 2, 3), but this one is truly eerily beautiful. Australian photographer Denis Smith pushes the envelope with his project Ball of Light. "The Ball of Light is a mysterious portal into my world. It, and its friends ...more