Wanna show off your iPhone content to a friend, but don’t have an Apple TV or a projector? PCWorld shares a clever tutorial from Instructables showing you how to make your own iPhone projector for almost no money at all!
All you need is a few household items, such as a few lego bricks, a shoebox, and some duct tape, and the entire project is quick and easy to complete. From Instructables user Iamaledgend:
This is a fun easy project that anyone can make in about 15-20 minutes. The whole project only cost me a dollar and works good enough that I can enjoy an entire movie on it. The way it works is the light from your phone or iPod goes through the magnifying glass and magnifies onto the wall. The whole project is very easy to make and easy to understand.
If it isn’t already obvious, this homemade Mac-Gyver (bad pun, I know) contraption won’t have the performance of an off-the-shelf projector, or even a pico projector, but as long as you have a nice dark room, it just may do the trick if all you need is to occasionally project content for a few other people.
If you’ve got a half hour or so, and need a project, head on over to Instructables for the full instructions on how to build an iPhone projector of your own!