Lumenlab DIY Projector Guide v – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Has anyone been successful in accessing lumenlab’s forums? I have my full HD projector 99% complete, i just need some assistance with. However, the good folks at Lumenlab stand to make a killing off of this new projector that they’re selling for far less: $ What’s the secret?.

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The lenses need to be at least the size of the LCD, if not bigger. Enclosure, cooling fan and a few finishing touches.

Before lmenlab add up all our parts, keep in mind that this is an Engadget build. The LCD is key to the project. Does anyone know the source of the LCD panel he used?

LumenLab Projector

It costs about four times as much as its little brother, but it’s the way to go if you’re using a large LCD like we are. The ‘Pro’ lens kit includes both Fresnel lenses and the projection lens. The design is really quite simple. I had been watching the project for a while, but the premium membership really gives you a base of people that are a little prpjector serious about making this thing work for a good lumejlab.


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We’ll give you our short version here. The V w Electronic Ballast lumenalb to be the most expensive part of these plans. It’s important to choose a display that can be disassembled easily and won’t have any inconvenient electronics in the way. The only source we could find with big enough Fresnel lenses is Lumenlab.

To ignite a Metal Prljector bulb, some interesting voltages are needed. We have to give props to the guys that are using the WXGA screen that’s usually only found in laptops to achieve native resolution.

Either of those will do HD. Lumenlab has put together a nice document describing the details.

Lumenlab DIY Projector – case

I would have probablty already used up 2 commercial bulbes. To maximize the light aimed at the screen, we’ll add a reflector just behind the bulb.

Some use Ikea napkin holders, but we opted for this reflector from Lumenlab. Are trashed LCDs common? The built in scaler supports input as well. If you prefer other OSs, there’s a php version that runs under most web browsers.

They even improve on the lumen design by reducing space with a mirror; fractionally more difficult, but the box is alot less…. Since we required their large lenses anyway, we ordered a set of matched Pro lenses.

Lumenlab’s DIY Projection System. – Neatorama

Let’s recap all the parts we bought so far: My current DIY projector is in constant daily use. The information on lumenlab site is worth thousands. The 20 dollars for the forum access is WELL worth it.


The latest crop of LCDs is cheaper and better than ever. The system uses a Watt metal halide lamp as a light source. This is one project everyone should build, you will get hooked on having a The quality of my projector projecgor amazing. We run standard definition video through our video scalerbut there’s just not a good way to push a HD signal into the PC from an external tuner like our HD Tivo. It’s coated projfctor a dichroic material that reflects visible light, but allows infrared heat to pass through.

I built one of these back in from the lumenlab plans and it is still running! It amazes me how some lumfnlab you whine about 20 bucks for a premium forum. My first pj was done over a single weekend and the results were mindblowing. You can score these at the hardware store, but for the best color we want one that puts out light that’s a similar to daylight as possible.