Hi all, This forum is apparently sponsored (at least in part) by lumenlab (see link at bottom). Has anyone here actually built what they are. Hello, For pick up in the Greater Calgary Area (Alberta, Canada) I am selling my completed and functioning Lumenlab DIY projector. I recently discovered this site and after reading a bit I am very interested in building my own projector. If you check.

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What is the lumen output of such a device? If you’re hell-bent on doing all the research yourself, there are couple of places to check out. Also Lumenlab had all the parts mad for this project, so they are excellent quality.

BB code is On. The comments are always interesting. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Hey thanks for the link Gizzy. People throw this stuff out all the time!

What in the world was it that googfan did that warranted the apparent removal of his comment? Since we required their large lenses anyway, we ordered a set of matched Pro lenses. The design is really quite simple.

Now that you’ve got the general idea of what we’re doing, it’s a good time to start crunching numbers to get a rough idea of what we’re looking at. Lumenlab took about a week to ship out their backorder, once they did, our stuff got here in record time. Did it look like a big blue boat propeller he used for a fan in one of those to anyone else? There are plenty of ways to save money on this project, but we’re feeling sassy.

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The only source we could find with big enough Fresnel lenses is Lumenlab. Building your own can be frustrating if things start to go bad. See also Leitz among others. My fav is http: Before we add up all our parts, keep in mind that this is an Engadget build. I plan on getting the premium. To ignite a Metal Halide bulb, some interesting voltages are needed. How to find the best laptop bag.

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The light source is a Watt Metal Halide bulb. A second fresnel lens directs the light to the final focusing lens. We should be able to hook up just about any HD gear we want to this display. Originally Posted by David Mendicino I’m going to bypass a lot of what has been discussed here and ask for basic facts.

These lenses are best recovered from epidiscopes or epidiascopes which have a large aperture and the coverage due to being di to project images reflected from non-transparent media, i.

What are the pros and cons and how does it relate to a non-DIY projector? If someone could provide me with true measurments, that would be appreciated.


The latest crop of LCDs is cheaper and better than ever. You can score these at the hardware store, but for the best color we want one that puts out light that’s a similar to daylight as possible.

I am extremely satisfied with the results.

Reader [Jan] came across a website all about building your own video projector. I am building one you can take a look on the website. This isn’t one to be missed. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. I’m admittedly under the bias that using dij panels with low contrast cannot magically produce a better image than a professionally engineered projector.

The people on the forums are a lot of help. I also used the PS One screen. People like them, so who knows.

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The quality of my projector is amazing. For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome.

Thank you hack-a-day for keeping this dream alive just alittle while longer. With the cost of pico projectors, is is viable to build pico projectors? Either of those will do HD. Email required Address never made public.

The star of the order was this ‘pro’ lens.