How to Build The Ultimate Smartphone Projector

פורסם בתאריך 27 יונ 2017
In this video we will be making a really well designed smartphone projector that stands head and shoulders above most others out there! It really is quite splendid. Special thanks to Tesco Mobile for this one - learn more about them and Disney Life here: www.tescomobile.com/disneylife
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  • You're one of my favourite channels on ILaward! Every video is so fascinating to watch

  • You used a standard mirror to reflect the phone light, correct? This causes the projected image to have a small ghost image, because standard mirrors have the reflection coating applied behind the glass, so the top surface of the glass also reflects the light, causing a dimmed ghost reflection. you could fix this using a "first surface mirror" or "laser mirror", which has the coating applied on the top of the glass. This type of mirror will create just ONE reflection, and you'll have a proper sharp projection! "first surface mirror" is easy to find these days, largely available at ebay, and they are relatively cheap!! my 2 cents!! Love you channel, and keep up the good work matte! cheers...

    • After reading this I feel like buying a real projector 📽️

    • But people aren't going to find one of those on the shelf at the supermarket.

    • And you're after watching the "4k projector project video" 😏

    • @Fran McVerry ditto

    • And that is why I read thr comments section... 👍

  • I want a projector to trace an image on my wall and paint it in. This would work! Thanks, and much cheaper than buying one for a one time use.

    • I was going to say the same thing.

    • Arnie Carlson, have you tried the DIY projector yet for painting? I want to do the same thing, but wondering if I'd be better off just buying one?

    • I'm literally here for the same reason lol

    • @Poppy Man sus

    • @Sorenkair again your literally drawing on paper not the wall

  • Thank you so much! I’ve been looking for a good tutorial that makes a pretty good diy projector. I love stars and I wanted to project them in my room because they really calm me down and help me fall asleep (I have sleeping problems.) So thank you so much

  • Brilliant! This design leaves room to be highly customizable for just about any decor. Thank you for keeping the directions and explanation of each step simple. It’s greatly appreciated. I’ll be making this today to use as a means to project my sketches from the phone onto canvas.

  • When I built mine, I used a fresnel full-page magnifier as my lens. It was brighter, but the image quality suffered. Trade-offs though. I must tell you, I immensely enjoy the pace and depth you make your videos with. It's not sped-up with shrill techno music, and you explain and show things concisely and to the point. Quality presentation 👌. Keep making your videos like this.

    • Try moving the phone/tablet closer to the magnifying glass or farther from the magnifying glass. It acts as a focus. You will quickly learn there’s a very small SPECIFIC location ur phone needs to sit for clear images. The distance from phone to magnifying glass plays a huge key roll on how clear your image will be. Same goes for the projector to the wall. Distance for both projector to wall and phone to magnifying glass are key for clear image.. play around with distance for both and you WILL find the perfect spot

    • So was it worth it to build? Is it atleast better than watching from your phone screen?

  • I had made a shoebox projector as a child and was so excited about it, now I can try the mobile phone projector as well !!

  • Thanks for sharing your experiments! I crafted one of these few years ago but I didn't think about the mirror option. Also, as a teacher I find this a very interesting project to do with children, so they can learn few things about optics while they have fun creating a very useful tool.

  • I wonder, does it make any difference if the cardboard on inside of the projector is white rather than black? I can imagine it might help make the picture on the wall lighter, or maybe it blurs the image as the light from the phone reflects weirdly on the mirror

  • This channel is like art attack for adults

    • lol yea ahahah

    • Ahhh Art Attack. I loved that show as a kid… learned and seen some amazing shit.

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  • Ooh... Projector. I thought it said protector and I was like... Yeah. If you put your phone in a box that big I'm sure it's the ultimate protector.

    • Clap Trap it is a play on word hahahahaha

    • Hahahaha unbelievable. This is hilarious.

    • 😂😂

  • This channel has rekindled my boyhood toy-building skills. I'm inspired to set up a small home-based workshop to try out these DIY perks.

  • *We use the **Bestt.Digital** projector along with the Amazon Firestick which enables us to pair with an external bluetooth speaker. It's been super fun, especially during COVID.*

  • I have looked at quite a few of these tutorials on the internet and this is by far the best detailed and well rehearsed I have come across. It is also so obvious the absence of the ermms, aahhs, eehhhs and other grunting noises most ill prepared naraters make. Well done, it would be a pleasure to watch more of your tutorials. You would be an asset to any news room or voice over jobs. Give yourself a pat on the back. Thank You , Martin Brandt.

  • This Channel and the creator's content is the best example of quality over quantity as i have never been disappointed by a video uploaded! keep up the great work :)

  • What are the measurements that you used when creating the box that will hold the mirror?

  • I love all of your and watch this with my 6 year old son. We will be making this together once I get the supplies. He also wants to try your LED overhead desk lamp. Thank you for making interesting content for all ages.

  • Simplesmente o melhor Parabéns 👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Nice project. Maybe adding some led strips to the folded part could aid in projecting a better quality image, maybe just further...or would it only bring "noise" to the image... Maybe it works only for the stencils. It also occurs to me that one of those magnifying plastic squares could bring an even bigger projected image... Or would it distort it? Thank you.

  • This dude has the perfect voice for this type of channel

  • Would you recommend reflecting on a gloss surface or a matte surface to reduce dimness?

  • A perfect explanation of a project I was hoping to create for a friend's birthday. We will be staying in a rustic cabin so I love the idea that the projector is vintage style! Thanks!!

  • This was the first video of yours that I have seen. Thank you for such a great fun project. It will give my Daughter and I some fun things to create! Matt you also seem like a likable guy! Thanx again for your time and creativity.

  • You should incorporate a way to include an amplifying light source so you don't have to worry about a dim screen when you try to maximize your setup. That would be ultimate.

  • For anyone doing the basic shoebox idea, just install an app that can invert/rotate the screen so you don't have any backwards/upside down issues,

    • @_Through_A_Blurry_Lens_ try search for "Video Flipper - Rotate & Flip" while that app does not have all good reviews, it might help you find the type of app your after. But it seems like for ios there is only app for converting videos rather than just flipping whatever is on screen at the time.... Unfortunately Apple are not the best for being able to modify things like Android (although they are slowly learning to allow things)

    • Miner yes, I’m an IPhone user. I tried multiple key words relating to that kind of app and found nothing

    • @_Through_A_Blurry_Lens_ rotation control for Android still exists on the play store (I haven't used it in a long time though) and there are probably other similar apps. I haven't checked the app store for iOS, if your an apple user?

    • Miner there isn’t one

    • @Eye See You now I have to spend 40 bucks on a large ass mirror?

  • This is great stuff Matt! Simple yet effective

  • Quick question. Can you also make a device that you can place on your desk, that can project a hologram of for example those digital assistents you find on smart-phones these days? That appears when you talk to the phone. Would be so cool. (For Android) Keep it up man. Your channel is amazing.

  • Could you use a 2 way mirror and a backlight to increase the light output, or would that kill your contrast too much?

  • Hi Matt! :) I love your videos :D I like woodworking too, and computers, electronics etc, generally all kinds of DIY :) I really appreciate that you share your knowledge and ideas with the world :) Your channel is much better for me than Game of thrones :P haha :D And the other thing is - you are very positive and friendly :D and you have so calm and peaceful voice :D I want to make smart mirror, but it must wait for the better times. Thank you very much again! :) Stay healthy, positive and creative! :) All the best! Greetings! Chris

  • Wonderful work. The phone will produce the same amount of light with or without the cover. The cover is not there to stop light from escaping, its there to stop extra light from outside overwhelming the light from the phone. :)

  • Thanks for your time and awesome design supervision for the cool projector. I'm looking forward to making one myself after I gather all of the pieces of the projector together. Aloha, Kevin

  • This guy is my favourite. He does everything to perfection.

  • This is actually one DIY project that I could and probably would try to make 😂 One question though... what’s stopping the bellows from collapsing under the weight of the phone?

  • I made this project and it worked pretty well for what it was. love it and thank you. if I could add a picture I would show you.

    • How many lens did he use in total? 2 or 3?

    • @Markean Johnson, will you be kind enough to provide the templates for this project, please?

    • Bro please reply...how was the picture quality

    • ik this is 3 yrs too late lmao but what size is ur mirror? im having trouble finding one that fits well inside my box (its either too big or too small) & i dont really want to mess around with cutting one to size

    • @Sol Cutta 😂😂😂

  • If you want an optimized version (v2.0) you can make the front with the detachable lens, that way you just fit the larger / smaller lens depending on what you want to watch. Remove a small rectangle with a lens type and put other rectangle with other lens.

  • You are the best instructional narrator I have ever heard...and I watch a LOT of DIY videos. Usually there's always some gray area between watching what the person is doing and the rationale. This verbal detail makes a world of difference. A blind person could understand this project, and that's exactly what I like. Thank you!

  • I know this is an old video but how long do the dowels need to be? Is there a specific length that the phone needs to be away from the mirror? Really keen to try this during isolation 😂 My anniversary is coming up and I really want to make an at home DIY cinema as all the theatres are closed 😊 @DIY Perks

    • There is no specified length but it doesn’t really matter just get nice long ones and then try to focus it as best you can when it’s finished

    • ahah me to im doing it for my family. also no you just move the phone up and down till the image focuses

    • It depends on the lense you use! I'd just test it out, keep moving the phone until you get the desired focus

  • I have been wanting to do something like this for a while now great summer project while staying in and showing my children that you can have fun and learn while being stuck at home.

  • It would be helpful to include the measurements needed for the 2nd projector you showed. I tried building it myself based on what I could discern from the video but it came out pretty small. Would also be helpful to include the size of the mirror that you bought as I purchased an 8x8 which was too big for the box I ended up with (thought it would be relatively shoe box sized).

    • Did the image turn out good?

    • Update: I figured out that for an 8x8 square mirror to lay at a 45 degree angle inside the makeshift projector box the base size of cardboard/foam etc...that you will want to use is 16.95 inches high x 12.5 inches long. IF you are going to use the dowles & straw option you may want to make the length an even 13 inches just to give yourself a little extra room. Hope this helps somebody

  • For me this craftsmanship was awesome,the video was well explained and the work is cleaned,it doesn't matter if it's for an adult or kid the thing is the creativity works well,I'll give a two thumbs up for you dude keep it up,it seems to me your a british well I'm a Filipino who love creativity well done bro! God bless!👍👍

  • I’m trying this out just to do something new for 2022 and I might also use this unit for power outages, holidays, and ambiance I just haven’t got anything yet for the project but a nice small cardboard box thanks for the idea

  • Amazing! I really loved the joke about the light from phone LEAKING to sides if there are no walls! 😂 Hilarious!

  • really love your videos

  • Hi Matt, What density of craft board did you use for this project? My son and I want to make this project and we have never worked with craft board before. Thank you for all your videos! My son and I love them. You've really inspired him.

  • This is a really awesome idea!! Going to give it a try :)

  • I think its not a problem of light "leaking" without the concertina rather than light intruding from outside. The light that is leaving the straight path is lost anyway. With the black protection it will get absorbed.

  • I'm glad this project is simple enough I can do it with my 9 year old daughter!

  • That is brilliant! Definitely something I'd love to make!!

  • Could light blocking fabric weighted be used in place of bellows ? That would only require cutting fabric and attaching weights on strings.

  • I luv ur projects as much as they're creative n seems to be hard to be done, as much as u make it so simple at the same time

  • I love how you look at technology as absolute and not relative to other technology, cheers! 😄👌

  • Could this be used to project and enlarge an image onto a canvas tracing purposes?

  • Got a question for the experts, if any are reading.... I'm going to build this, but I had an idea of using camera lenses instead of magnifying glasses.... Is this possible, and if so should I go with telephoto, wide angle, macro, or a combination of those? Thanks in advance.

  • I've been watching your Chanel from the states and I must say, 😌 this is a great big bit better than the projector from Mel kids. We will be trying this for next sleepover and/or camping 🏕😄 tent 🎥 . Can't wait!

  • Great video, although I’m perplexed as to why the need for the building of the labor-intensive bellows that are just paper & could tear easily? If the purpose is merely to prohibit light from escaping the lateral space, and it’s a stationary unit that doesn’t need to expand or collapse, why wouldn’t you simply just fashion four solid walls from a black, thick, poster board sheet? Did I miss the rationale behind doing it that way? To me, it seems like it’s only good for aesthetics, and will rip too easily. It doesn’t promote better acoustics... so why the bellows vs flat walls?

    • He literally said it was for aesthetics😑

  • Also handy for old tablets or LCD panels that you can connect to external sources and controls.

  • Love it, can't wait to try it 😊

  • You are my new favorite DIY’er. You have some of the coolest & craziest ideas i ever seen! And I love 💕 it!

  • My first thought when I saw this, was that the box with the lens in it was a tissue (Kleenex) box. It looks to be very similarly sized and already built, though would need to be painted black inside.

  • Replace the phone at the top with a bright LCD panel that covers the entire top surface (more light) and I bet this would make a decent DIY projector. It wouldn't be that hard to get a LCD driven by a Pi or something similar.

  • Do you start your design from a cad model or just drawings? Would be nice if you showed the pre-assembly side of the build. Thank you.

  • Thank you so much!!! and for taking the time to explain everything too! Going to do this with my younger brother ~^^

  • I love this diy I've been thinking of buying a projector for around three months now, and I'm happy I saw your video! Thank you so much

  • First time watching all the DIY channels this one....This one i want to build 😍

  • Really awesome, I'm definitely going to attempt to do this. Just one question, would light travel better/brighter if the inside was white instead of black? Kind of like light boxes and lighting equipment for photography...

  • I have a feeling I’m not your typical viewer (71 year-old female), but I love this video. I want to make this to see if it works for projecting sewing patterns. Thanks for posting it.

  • My mom says I have too much screen time after I have my online classes. Well, this solves the problem as I am not looking at a screen, but at the wall.

    • now you have too much wall time.

    • Genius 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Unless I'm totally wrong and dont understand it at all which is likely

    • I know it's meant to be a joke but you might have a point After all you would be staring at a wall reflecting light instead of the computer and so it would be the same at staring at a wall with the lights on

  • i never done any of your DIY projects but i enjoyed watching them all because of information you give and the smooth style of the video and after all your great finishing . Keep it up bro

  • Great project! The only thing i migjt change is to use two telescoping black cardboard rectangular tubes or foam board so one slides within the othet for the focus adjustment. The bellows design is wonderful, but it might be too fiddly for some people to construct.

  • This is amazing thank you for sharing with the rest of us

  • It’s like Art Attack for adults! Amazing videos!!

  • Great project! I'm considering getting a square Fresnel lens. Have you tested something similar?

  • I am going to build one now as a christmas present. Thanks so much for this great video!

  • How large an image can it project on the wall and how far was the projector?

  • Fantastic !! Fantastico !! Pelo menos aqui no Brasil da pra fazer !! A maioria dos “projetos” usam materiais comuns aos seus paises e incomuns aqui !!

  • amazing , cannot believe , helped me a lot in my project of projector

  • I love how attractive all your projects are!

  • You are an amazing teacher! Thank you so much for all your videos. Your videos are indeed treasures! ❤️🇵🇬🙏

  • Would be awesome if there was some sort of aa simple light amplification device to it that would bring out the final image much brighter

  • So I want to make this and I was wondering does it matter how long the dowels are or can they be any length?