Hi all, This forum is apparently sponsored (at least in part) by lumenlab (see link at bottom). Has anyone here actually built what they are. Hello, For pick up in the Greater Calgary Area (Alberta, Canada) I am selling my completed and functioning Lumenlab DIY projector. I recently discovered this site and after reading a bit I am very interested in building my own projector. If you check.

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We’re not going to feel guilty for it either, we know what we like. The LCD is key to the project. Lumenlab is a very nice design, and their forum is well worth the If anyone is interested these Beseler lenses are surplus to my requirements. LCD size will affect the lenses required and obviously the size of the completed enclosure. What is the lumen output of such a device? Next time we’ll gut our sweet new LCD and give you all the details on doing it yourself.

I’m admittedly under the bias that using large panels with low contrast cannot magically produce a better image than a professionally engineered projector. If I am able to do this I can add that build to my website so you guys can see the difference in the basic kit and pro kit. By using our website and services, you expressly agree to the placement of our performance, functionality and advertising cookies.


I would think an array of those little suckers might just do the trick. See also Leitz among others.

There was simply no question that the digital signal produced a much cleaner picture. The comments are always interesting. LumenArc holds a lot of projector surplus such as reflectors and ballasts which maybe useful to commercial projector owners and compact DIY projector builders.

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I only have pictures up there now. The light source is diu towards the LCD. If it does, then, that would be so cool! There is so much information on the web site it will save you well over that in mistakes. It’s coated with a dichroic material that reflects visible light, but allows infrared heat to pass through.

Electronic ballasts are preferred because they’ll protect the bulb better and don’t produce annoying noise. The quality of my projector is amazing. They have recently moved to pay-for forums, but still a good place to buy your parts since Lumenlabs has stopped selling: My fav is http: Does anyone know where to get a kit like luminlab used to sell?

Before we ljmenlab up all our parts, keep in mind that this is an Engadget build. Since you might be a little leery of dropping several hundred dollars on parts and gutting a nice display because people you don’t know on an online forum said so, we’re going to do it for you.

This is one project everyone should build, you will get xiy on having a Read what members have to say on the Sp thread. Essentially an LCD and bulb thrown in a box with various other materials, I wondered if this approach really worked. Just like lumen labs: How about a link to a site where someone is building these things for sale??


Your wasting dky time downloading the torrent for the plans, and stop whinging about the cost. They even improve on the lumen design by reducing space with a mirror; fractionally more difficult, but the box is alot less…. So many great ideas are coming out of this project. Reader [Jan] came across a website all about building your own video projector.

If you’re hell-bent on doing all the research yourself, there lumelab couple of places to check out. The star of the order was this ‘pro’ lens. I was going to try one myself at some point but I’m buried in CRTs right now. Given the cost, why build your own? Notably, the contrast ratio has been increasing. David Mendicino is offline. Intruiging did I spell that right? But if your wallet is a little light from your last Engadget inspired shopping session you might dig our how-to latest project.

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Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. When I first started as a noob, the plans and the help available on their forums was great. The information on lumenlab site is worth thousands. There are plenty of ways to save money on this project, but we’re feeling sassy.