My Very Own 5" LCD Projector

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My Very Own 5" LCD Projector

Hello all!
I like to start off by saying that a lot of projectors posted on this site kick ***. I have spent many hours browsing through this forum gleening useful tibits to help me build my very own projector. After 3-4 weeks worth of trial and error (on a very low budget) I have successfully made a projection system. Its not pretty, nor is it particularly compact, but it works.

Parts...
Box: 12" x 21" x 7"
LCD: Audiovox Eddie Bauer 5.5"
supposedly "720x480", havent counted the pixels, lol
Fresnel: 2 "do not buy from Ebay flimsy fresnel"
5 x 7 glass piece
Lens: 290mm Fuji Copy Lens
OHP Lens (not sure of the size or type)
Light: ENX-5 lamp

My projected image from 10' from screen is 75" or a little bigger. The picture quality is good: Crispt and clear. You can see some pixel, but it is not disturbing.

I will post pics of my box once my camera's battery charges a bit.
 
the 5" lcd screen is cool for a while but evertually you are going to want to upgrade. but its still really cool.

you might want to change your light source to a metal halide. (or go like me and just use what works.)

"Lens: 290mm Fuji Copy Lens
OHP Lens (not sure of the size or type"

why do you have two objective lenses.

i cant wait to see how you did you projector.


good luck
 
yeah I wanted to go MH, but the cost was way too much at the moment. I'm a college student on a tight budget. The light sources works fine. I can watch a movie even with the lights on and windows curtains partly closed.

The copy lense is to throw the image onto the screen and the OHP Lens is to magnify the image to roughly twice its original size.

Watched Sin City on it last night. The only problem I had with the video was that the white was a little to white.
 
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