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
Make a Projector
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
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
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
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
Watch this demonstration of how a slide projector is made with commonly available materials.
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.
Here's how to make a simple green laser projector using a DC motor, pipes, and epoxy.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Welcome to the first annual Next Reality 30, our list of people who've made the biggest impact on the augmented reality space in the last 12 months — and what a 12-month roller-coaster ride it's been. Apple introduced ARKit-powered apps last fall, Google launched ARCore for An ...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
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
There are a lot of Android phones out there, and chances are that someone in your life is looking for one this holiday season. Well, there also happens to be a lot of Black Friday deals on Android phones this year. So we've rounded up the best deals taking place on Black Frida ...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
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
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
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 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!
For almost a decade, projector phones have tried to entice consumers with their convenience as media machines. While these devices are alluring, they've never really taken off with mainstream success. The latest effort, Moviphone, sounds tempting if you watch a lot of films an ...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
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
Face ID is one of the big selling points of the iPhone X, and the reception has been fairly positive so far. It's pretty impressive to watch the iPhone X magically unlock just by looking at it, but it's even more impressive to see how Face ID works its magic. Apple gave us 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
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
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
This is a video tutorial on how to change a HID bulb on a G35 Projector. This is an extremely useful auto maintenance skill.
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
You might think you need to buy a thousand dollar phone to get a great experience while streaming movies and TV shows from services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, but that's just not true anymore. While phone prices keep rising and the midrange segment now ranges from $300–$ ...more
There's a million web games spread throughout the internet now, and if you like to play them, you probably want to play them all the time. And if you play one flash game, you probably play another, maybe 10 or 20. But what if you don't have an internet connection one day? What ...more
Take your home theater with you wherever you go! You can hook a jailbroken iPhone up to a projector and speakers and make any room a movie theater, with a crystal clear 52" screen. This video explains how to set up this iPhone powered mobile projecting unit.
This week Brandon demonstrates how to perform a few special effects that can improve the visual dynamics of your videos. He explains special effects such as projector feedback loop, levitation camera trick, "use the force" trick.
If you're into Halo 3 and you're into Legos, why not combine the two? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to build Halo 3 heavy weapons with Legos (human and covenant), like the missile pod, machine gun turret, and the flamethrower. Halo support weapons built with Legos: ...more
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
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.
With a few basic parts and accessories, you can take the same projector you bought for your home theater and set it up in your car and create a drive-in theater anywhere. This is a great idea for a romantic date or camping trip!
You can't count on venues to have a proper place to put your projector. Build one of these and you can go anywhere.
Trimble is integrating its mixed reality applications into the DAQRI Smart Helmet to enable outdoor and on-site support for design, construction, and heavy industry as part of a collaboration the companies announced today. A provider of advanced solutions for industrial compa ...more
It's always a big deal when the company that makes Android releases a new phone. Google's Pixel series has made a name for itself in three short years behind its camera prowess, but now it's time to start competing with the major players. That said, Google should like how thei ...more
WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Hacking, crafting, mining & more… just another ...more
One thing you'll find a lot of in the Windows Store for HoloLens is demos and mockups, but very few projects are as fully realized and fully-functioning as Muralize. Created by Magnopus, an all-female development team, Muralize first appeared in the Windows Store in late-Novem ...more
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