Mini PSone Projector Done! Pica Inside!

Yes, I took apart my overhead Projector. I built it for my kids Xbox - maybe 4 -5 hrs a week of play. I didn't feel the need to go crazy on the bulb.
 

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You know one thing I'm really surprised at is how good the image quailty is. It's pretty wicked - my kids say. The best thing about it is that it's portable and can be taken outside or to a friends house.

P.S. I really believe that coating the inside of the case black really does improve image quallity due to the fact that you don't have stray reflective light.
 
i'mworking on a similair projector using a 410watt 82 volt bulb, how did you drop the line voltage (110-120) to the bulb voltage (82)? I"m contemplating using a simple dimmer swith and a voltmeter to get the right voltage. just wondering how you did it and if theres another easier way.

Also was curious if heat was a big deal.

Btw, great looking pics and results.
 
you know what, someone just answered your question yesterday:

115V -> 82V with a rectifier and a transient voltage supressor

don't forget to tell us if you find where to buy the parts inexpansive.

Dissident75 said:
i'mworking on a similair projector using a 410watt 82 volt bulb, how did you drop the line voltage (110-120) to the bulb voltage (82)? I"m contemplating using a simple dimmer swith and a voltmeter to get the right voltage. just wondering how you did it and if theres another easier way.

Also was curious if heat was a big deal.

Btw, great looking pics and results.
 
Thanks for the compliments! But you guys are the ones that make things like this possible. When a ton of people get together, sharing ideas, anything is possible. Good Job Guys!

Total cost on the project was $150 and 4 days (nights only). Everything was cut with a miter saw (pain in the butt) and jig saw

Working on the schematics for the lighting (coming soon)

I used two Office Max 11 x 8.5 fresnels and a Lumenlab triplet lens.
Front Side mirrors were purchased at Surplus Shed (Awesome Place online). Everything else Ebay and Home Depot.