Have you ever tried to show a big group of people a video on your tiny phone? It”s annoyingly hard, right? Well, if you have a cardboard box and a magnifying glass lying around, you”ll never have that problem again. A smartphone projector can cost hundreds of dollars at an electronics store, but this MacGyvered version costs only $3 to make. Check out the instructions below!
You”ll need a cardboard box, duct tape, a magnifying glass (two pictured, but you only need one), a paper clip, an X-Acto or Stanley knife, and your smartphone.
Start by tracing around the magnifying glass on one end of the box.
Cut out the hole using the knife.
Set the magnifying glass in the hole and secure it with duct tape.
Poke a hole in the back of the box so you can thread your charger through.
Use a pair of pliers to form a stand for your phone from a paperclip.
The magnifying glass inside of your projector will make the image from your phone appear upside down. On an iPhone, go into your general settings. Choose accessibility and turn on assistive touch. Click on the circular button that appears and rotate your screen.
Turn your brightness to the highest setting and put your phone in the box. Move it around to find the focus point through the glass.
Once you”ve got the focus correct, close the box and position it to project on a blank wall.
Check out the finished product!
This is such an awesome DIY project. It”s so easy, anyone can do it! Will you try this at home?