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Jun. 21st, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
Urban JungleBoy wants it.

Subjecting friends to bad movies splattered all the way across the hotel room wall... priceless!

Wants it bad!

Jun. 21st, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
It's a bit big to haul to conventions.
Jun. 21st, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
The pre-made $499 one?
Jun. 21st, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
That's only 640x480 native, it interpolates higher resolutions down.
Jun. 21st, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
The concept is pretty cool, but there is no keystone control on the DIY ones. For $500, the pre-fab ones seem to be the way to go too.

Oh, if only I had time, projectors all around!
Jun. 21st, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking keystone would be a problem on the homebuilt projectors.

My optics knowledge is crap, but I was thinking if there was a way to mechanically adjust the keystone I expect that they would have designed that into the box plans.
Jun. 21st, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Just looked at the PDF; it is possible to adjust keystone, and wouldn't be too difficult to mount the front fresnel lens in a pivoting mount...
Jun. 21st, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
Ahh, you're one up on me. I haven't looked at the PDF yet.

But, I was wondering if you could put two bulbs in there with a massive cooling system to up the luimens and make it a force to be rekoned with. Perhaps lining the inside with a silver metallic material like foil or that metal insulation tape would help too.

I think this thing is sooooo rad. Now it's even more tempting.
Jun. 22nd, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
The forums have all sorts of different implementations detailed.

This vertical projector is probably the most elegant design. It has fixed keystoning (it's designed to be an "installation" unit)

I don't think a 2-bulb design is feasable. Check out this 1000w bulb project in progress.

The Art Deco Lightgate is also really impressive, and has "gravity keystoning."
Jun. 21st, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this - I've just passed that link on to the heads of Programming for TT - getting enough projectors is always a pain. (This weekend we spent nearly as much as that one costs just to rent one for Saturday - though that was in Canadian dollars.)

We might be able to find a cheaper one around here, but you never know. I'd heard that they were currently available from some place (Home Depot, perhaps it was?) for C$600, which at current exchange rates is roughly US$540. Though when you add the sales taxes, it's nearly $700.
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