First off, I want to apologize for not having my article on my SATA hard drive install adventures ready. Needless to say, tomorrow I will offer all of the details. But there some “specifics” that require some extra research. So it will be a “Thursday” sort of thing.
Moving on, I did find something that you might just find to be pretty fascinating. I have discovered that lumenlab.com is showing people how to build their own LCD projectors. Yes, not the screens. The actual projector itself!
Granted, you will surely have a better product if you were to go out and buy one from your local retailer. However I believe this would make for an awesome project if someone has the tools and patience to make it happen. I am actually considering seeing if my brother and his son would be interested in teaming up on this project. Talk about a family project! The only downside that I can foresee would be figuring out who gets the projector once it’s completed.
Ownership aside, I am happy to report that trying to make a project like this happen is not all that expensive. Considering the bulb for most commercial projectors can cost $250 or more, finding a price tag of $250 for everything to make a projector seems pretty reasonable. Of course this cost can vary since you control the quality of the parts that you choose to use. But if you take the lower end route, you could have a home built theater system for next to nothing.
And for those of you wondering where the link to build a homemade screen could be, consider yourselves covered there as well.
[tags]hard drive,sata,screen,home projector,bulbs,home projects[/tags]