Luckies of London makes this simple DIY projector out of sturdy cardboard and a glass magnifying lens. The Smartphone Projector kit shows off pictures and videos on a surface much bigger than your phone’s screen.
Building the Smartphone Projector is a great educational tool. Simply follow the instructions and learn the principles behind lenses and light projection. Dim the lights, turn up your phone’s brightness, and you’re ready for a show. To focus, use the sliding-box design to manually adjust the picture.
There’s a handy opening in the back of the box to charge your phone while projecting, Another opening lets you connect to speakers, too. Cleverly designed for today’s devices, The Smartphone Projector pairs analog with digital and resurrects the bygone charm of watching home movies.