Ever wished you had a portable projector that was already loaded up with software so you could stream movies? YouTuber Novaspirit Tech wanted just that, so he crammed a Raspberry Pi Zero inside a cheap projector.
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The HandiTheatre is a blow-up home theatre solution that comes with (almost) everything you need to set up an outdoor cinema in your backyard. The star of the package is a custom-built inflatable screen of up to four metres in length. We tested out the HandiTheatre with a screening of Grease (as you do.) Read on for the Lifehacker verdict.
Projector mounts tend to come in two primary guises: stylish or affordable. This DIY IKEA mount manages to combine both types while being incredibly sturdy to boot. It also requires minimal alterations to your ceiling or wall which is handy if you're renting. Here's what you'll need to make one of your own.
Ken Kawamoto wanted something a little more inspiring to look at than the view from his living room, so he grabbed his home theatre projector and set it up to project back on his window. In seconds, he had a view he could tweak to be anywhere in the world: at the beach, in a far-off city, or even in orbit.
If you want to save a little space in your living room or use your wall as a massive TV screen, switching to a home theatre projector can make sense. There are plenty of projector models to choose from that offer great value for money and bright, vibrant, full HD video. Here's a look at five of the best, based on your nominations.
We've featured DIY projector screens before, but as DIY projects go they can still get a bit pricey. If you have a nice, flat wall, you can use this method to create a great screen on the cheap.
The screen for your projector is often underestimated as an expense in a home theatre setup. This is because it's easy to compare projector prices to TV prices and forget that you have to actually project onto something. Redditor dodgeboy solved the pricey problem with a little wood, spandex and DIY skills.
The TW9000W made headlines at IFA last September and has now hit Australia. It’s not your average 1080p home theatre projector: WirelessHD eliminates cable clutter in your office or living room, and for 3D, 480Hz active shutter tech delivers a brighter image. The TW9000W also converts 2D images into 3D – made more immersive with 2400 lumens brightness and a dynamic 200,000:1 contrast ratio.
Last week, I helped Alex at Gizmodo test out the SmartDigital Handitheatre, an inflatable screen and projector for outdoor movie fun. Regardless of whether you want to $3500+ spend on the gear, there's one clear lesson for anyone aiming to set up an impromptu outdoor cinema: use a groundsheet.