July 28, 2009

Seriously cool geeky DIY gadget

I've long desired an LCD projection device to watch movies in big screen format at my house. Sadly, not being independently wealthy, I've had to suffer along with my 32" CRT television. Don't cry for me; the picture is great and the set is long since paid for.

Anyway. It turns out that you can build your own LCD projector for a fraction of the cost of a commercial device. Also, the replacement bulbs will cost you substantially less than the ones for the commercial devices. Total cost? Well, it depends on how much of your equipment is brand new, used or salvaged from the scrap heap. The current lowball estimate at Lumenlab is around $300 which, while not free, is eminently doable.

So go read the guide and determine if you're in the mood for a little DIY project that will make women fall at your feet.

Hat tip to Hack N Mod.

Posted by Physics Geek at July 28, 2009 10:56 AM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!
Comments

I just bought a 32" LCD TV, and carried it home on the bus.

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at July 28, 2009 03:54 PM

You can find another solution here:
http://inventgeek.com/Projects/HomeTheater/Overview.aspx
They have a lot of interesting DIY projects with cost breakdowns included. Now if I could only find my tools...

Posted by: Free-range Oyster at July 28, 2009 07:44 PM

You got some cool stuff to do on your site... now if I could find the time.

Posted by: vw bug at July 29, 2009 06:15 AM

No such thing as a great picture on a CRT. HD, is the only way to go, my fellow Libertarian homie! Weneed a govt sponsored Cash For CRTs campaign.

Posted by: G at August 3, 2009 06:24 PM