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Building your diy projector

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DIY Projector


Building your diy projector may save you a few hundreds of dollars as compared to off the shelf unit.


The DIY or Do It Yourself projector is a very popular preference. Many individuals want to create a home theater system. Often times due to financial constraints, people are not able to buy the home theater system they prefer or the one that best suits their needs. This is an alternative means for people who are capable of handling a little challenge. With only a rudimentary knowledge of electronics and components being necessary, a home theater DIY projector can be a very popular and surprisingly high quality option.

Building your diy projector

While most of the plans are available, the most common type of DIY projector is the LCD projection system. While this type of projector may not suit everyone’s needs, it is overall a very well rounded product and offers a certain amount of flexibility in function that is unique to its own design. By building the system from the ground up, the person constructing it will be intimately familiar with all the working parts and by the very act of putting it together, will come to be better equipped to handle repairs when they are necessary.

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of the DIY projector is the knowledge gained in construction. Not only will they gain the physical knowledge of the projector itself, but the information about available parts and their specifications. While this may be TMI or “Too Much Information” for some people, to the person willing to go that extra mile to get exactly what they want, it can be a veritable gold mine.

Almost any available circuitry for the Do-it-yourself projector can be found with any different number of jacks and connector types so that the individual can customize it to their own personal needs. Another advantage we found in our research was the benefit when purchasing bulbs or lamps for the DIY projector. A large selection of lamps is available for well under one hundred dollars and most of them have average life spans nearly twice as long as most commercial projectors we have found.

While the plans are readily available for DIY projector screens, it has been concluded that for the most part, with few noticeable exceptions, these are not going to be worth the time and expense required in building them. While there are viable alternatives such as some of the paints available for a stationary screen and projector, the different factors regarding the use should be considered before going this route. What may work well for one system does not always work so well for a similar type of system! DIY systems by their very nature will all be unique to the individual building it.

The optic lenses are generally going to be costly for any projector. However, with a little research and a basic knowledge of the functions of different types of optical lenses, this can be overcome. There are numerous suppliers of new and used optic lenses that will make this an easy to obtain item for the DIY projector.

Where there is a will, there is a way. Plans are readily available, parts are plentiful and easy to acquire. With a little patience, the DIY projector is indeed a very good choice for some people and can provide all of the ingredients for a nice home theater unit.