Build Your Own Smart Phone Projector
Ever tried making a pinhole camera from a shoebox? No, me neither. But the thought was always there. Well, how about making a projector from a shoebox and a Smartphone?! Launched recently by fellow Bristolian Chris Price, Project Yourself celebrates the 'hack culture' – modifying objects to create a whole new use for them. Like gluing a cheese grater to your iPad but with less chance of getting yourself institutionalised.
Included on the Project Yourself website are instructions on creating your very own shoe box projector along with tips to make sure you get the most from your cardboard picture house. You won't even need to pay £5.75 for popcorn and you definitely won't have to watch anything with Matthew McConaughey in.
Obviously your new little box of tricks isn't going to lead to the closure of any major Electronics retailers - mostly because there aren't any left. But as things that a shoe box can do – after storing shoes, this is a cracking little project and it's great fun to create your own slide show of holiday pics, or pictures of cats, or if you run out of pictures you can mock Siri for being stuck in a box. Take that Siri you square.
Project Yourself founder Chris has been dropping his little projectors around Bristol with little guides for people to find, to see where he's been so far check out the Project Yourself website or keep up to date on Twitter. Projector drops so far taking place in Boston Tea Party on Park Street, Staffords Laundrette on North Street and that new shop selling the iPads with attached cheese graters...(that's a lie).