If you've ever wanted to use your iPhone as a projector, but are too cheap to shell out for a pico-projector like the AAXA P1, perhaps this DIY system is for you. What you gain in price, you lose in flexibility, however; the system uses 35 individual laser pointers to recreate any bitmap font.
Sanyo showed off a pretty impressive piece of technology in Japan today with their latest prototype projector. This projector is capable of full HD images at 16:9 and 1080p. But that's not the cool part. What's cool is this projector has a super short-throw. I mean, really short.
Sanyo have announced the PDG-DHT100L, a pro-class native-1080p DLP projector capable of 7,500:1 contrast and 6,500 lumens brightness thanks to dual 330W HP bulbs and a twin color wheel system. Suited to 24/7 installs, the DHT100L comes with user-interchangeable color wheels that allow the option of high brightness or rich color reproduction.
Pico-projectors are growing in popularity and number, but less impressive is their typical resolution and brightness. That could all change, though, if Maradin's miniaturized laser-diode projector (MLP) technology gains a foothold; based on MEMS projector tech, the system uses a low-powered laser beam to produce what are reportedly high-resolution, quality footage.
A group of MIT students have developed a wearable computer that projects its display onto any nearby surface, and is controlled by hand gestures and voice-recognition. A prototype was demonstrated at TED this week, capable of projecting a watch face onto the user's wrist after they trace a circle over it, capturing images framed by their fingers, and pulling up information about an individual and projecting it onto them during conversation.
Do you love your home theater setup? Do you sit at work all day, counting down the minutes until you can go home and watch a movie? Are you thinking about your home theater right now? So is Epson. They want to be a part of it, and as a result, they've announced a new home theater projector - the PowerLite Home Cinema 6500 UB.
With a world that seems bent on making everything either as big or as small as possible, we do not find the coming of the CV-MP01 anything out of the ordinary. This seemingly useless device seems to be more for the “I told you I could do it” factor.
Optoma's pico-projector first showed up back in June, with few details aside from a tentative promise of limited distribution in late 2008. Now the company has confirmed that the projector, the PK101, will go on sale in December at Japanese Apple Stores, offering buyers a 120g battery-powered device capable of creating up to 66-inch images at 480 x 320 resolution.
Halloween may be over, but Finkbuilt's Steve Lodefink has only just got around to showing off the impressive DIY fog screen he built to befreak the local trick & treaters. Based on the principle that you can project an image onto a moving wall of fog, Steve's home-made system creates the screen using drinking straws and a fan, and projects an eye animation.
Despite only just releasing the SDK for their multitouch Surface table, Microsoft have already updated the system with a second layer of projection functionality. As well as the current projected display, the new SecondLight Surface is capable of throwing a second image onto any translucent material - for instance a piece of paper - held above the table. Developed by the company's Cambridge, UK research arm, SecondLight can be used to display, say, an image of a car on the table-top together with a moveable cutaway schematic on a handheld screen held above.
Check out the video demo of SecondLight Surface after the cut