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Old 23rd September 2006, 10:31 AM   #51
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Fantastic..surely the neatest PJ by far Ive seen..cant wait to see her in action
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Old 24th September 2006, 11:03 PM   #52
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Thx for the nice comment cromaclear-crt
..since you cant wait..heres a mini update for ya..

I have been working on finishing the projector this weekend. Been working all days long only stopping for food and sleep. Today I was actually running back and forth between the projector and the workshop with parts, because me and the projector had a train to catch. I was afraid it wouldnt make the trip in one piece but it looks like it maid it. Will fire it upp tomorrow and post the finishing pics.


But to be honest I have already tested it, I just had to try it out yesterday once all the wiering was done. And I actually got a cap of it.....
Here it is, a quick little TEASER

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Old 26th September 2006, 12:26 PM   #53
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It's clear all your great work.. looking like it's paying off big time !!
Love to see some more pics ...
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Old 26th September 2006, 03:27 PM   #54
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Here are some more pictures...and one step further.

This is the "airhole" for the fan that will cool the TFT display. The electronics on the side is the 240v-->12v converter, to power the TFT and the fans.
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Kind of hard to see but this is the mechanism for the front mainpower switch. Mounting it as it is suposed to (in horizontal position) would have been impossible because it was blocking the bottom fan. So I hade to create this little "angle". Forgot to take pics before putting it all together but when you push the button(the larger cylinder) the original switch is forced upwards (to the right in pic) and it turns on/off.

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Bit of dark pic of the buttons. That larger button is the mainpower (pic #2) for TFT and LAMP. It turns on the lamp and tft at the same time.
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Triplet lens is mounted.
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Wee look at that cable mess...I checked all the cables 5 times to make shure i didn't mix them up. And with that cable mess it was really needed.
The triplet lens holder is painted matt black as the rest of the inside of the case. Its to minimize light other than from the tft to escape, because it will affect the projected image. and YES that's toilet paper....just incase there is an accident.
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Time to fire it up..Hope I got the wiering right.


IT WORKS!!... First time ever I have been so happy to get a blue screen. It shows that the tft and all the wiering works. The blu led is lit when the whole projector is switched on, the red one is lit as long as there is a power cable connected and the main power switch on the back is turned on. They are not as bright as in the pics, and they are stealthed to not be vissible when they are turned off.
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Here is the finished fan hole on the topplate... I think I spent 6-7 hours creating this one, because I wante it perfect. First i drilled holes in a row and then use my dremel to cut most of it... then i used a file and sandpaper to finish it of.
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The topplate in place. and it fits perfect.., never expected that to happen.
There will be 4 "modded" mounting screws on top to hold it in place too. ..one in each corner.
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The internals at the moment. Most cables sorted out..but there is a little bit more tidying up to do. Btw the heatsink on the light box is removed temporarly...it created a little mis fit with the lid.
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Old 27th September 2006, 11:48 AM   #55
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Default question

could you please give me the specs on the bulb, ballast, and ignitor?

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Old 28th September 2006, 12:20 PM   #56
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Thats pretty good

Wish I could do stuff like that, just I rush things

Well done, cant wait for some more result shots
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Old 30th September 2006, 05:25 PM   #57
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FINALY.. I have got some result pics to show.
the image is projected on a white wall.. It is relly not the best option. I would rather have used my projector screen that I made a couple of months ago, but I dont have acces to that at the moment, because this is just a temporary home. So It will have to do for now.
The image size is around 70" i would guess.. you got a cd in the uper right corner in some pics to get a feeling of the size.
The resolution is 800x480 on the screen but my desktop is at 1024x768 on these pictures so thats why there is a little bit of blur on the closeup shots of the text.

There will be more pictures to come. But this will do for now
Was hard to take good pictures that gives a tru image of the brightness. But I think these where most "relistic" ones.

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Some good old quake III..
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ill be back

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Old 30th September 2006, 09:34 PM   #58
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I'm impressed man. Good job!
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Old 10th October 2006, 05:50 PM   #59
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Brother, your Projector IS an Inspiration to perfection.
your DIY skills and ingenuity is truely of very high order.
thanks for sharing your skills and methods of working with metal.
And your photography is not bad either!!!
A true DIYer learns from every project ,and I am sure your project will inspire many, to not only aim for a decent projection, but also make sure it looks good in the home theatre.
YOU HAVE RAISED THE BAR a few notches as far as i am concerned
Hope it gives you many hours of enjoyment!


This is my embarrsing little effort!

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Old 11th October 2006, 05:34 PM   #60
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Thats amazing, really shows when you take your time etc the results are just wow
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