background preloader

$5 Mobile Phone Projector

$5 Mobile Phone Projector
The folks at Photojojo just posted a neat low-tech tutorial on how to make a projector for your mobile phone using a shoebox, a paperclip, and a magnifying glass. MacGyver would be proud. They were able to find the magnifying glass at a dollar store for, well, a dollar (so they called it the $1 projector), but let’s just call it $5 before people get up in arms because they can’t find that screaming deal. Basically, you start by cutting a hole out of one side of the shoebox to match your magnifying glass and taping the glass on the box. Then you make an iPhone holder from a paperclip, flip the screen display on your phone (to account for how images passed through a lens get flipped), position your phone inside the box (playing with placement until you get the clearest image), put the box top back on, turn the room lights down low and the brightness on your phone up high, and revel in your resourcefulness. Doesn’t get more accessible than that! Goli Mohammadi Related

http://makezine.com/2013/01/31/how-to-5-mobile-phone-projector/

Related:  Diy & HomeBYOD

How to Create a Miniature Garden Today we will talk a little bit about miniature gardens. I was searching form a totally other thing and I “stumbled” on some pictures with amazing miniature gardens made in flower pots. At first, it’s better to know that this miniature gardens planted in a pot or other container, are designed to resist outside in the sun or rain.

A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children by Susan Lucille Davis first appeared on gettingsmart.com First, let me thank you for entrusting me with teaching your children, honoring the amazing individuals they are, and helping them discover the confident and empowered young people they can be. Providing a rich and engaging environment for your children to learn in is my utmost concern, but Iately I have had to acknowledge that the young people I see every day do much of the learning that is important to them when they leave the parking lot and head home from school.

The Giving Bunny Project « StitchPunk For new readers: Are you visiting here because you found a bunny? Read on about The Giving Bunny Project, maybe even join in! Then we would love it if you left a comment telling us the name of the bunny you found and a little bit about your experience. You can even make a note on our Google map where you found your new friend. 6 Insane (But Convincing) Fan Theories About Kids' Cartoons For every innocent cartoon out there, there's at least one obsessive fan on the Internet who managed to crap out a semi-coherent theory finding something disturbing about it, like that Tom & Jerry was actually Nazi propaganda, or that Barney & Friends is a metaphor for the Watergate scandal. But just like a broken watch, even the Internet is right every once in a while: The most disturbing fan theories are the ones where you just can't help but agree with them. #6. The Characters in SpongeBob SquarePants Are the Result of Nuclear Testing SpongeBob SquarePants is one of those classic, timeless ideas: It's about a talking sea sponge who lives in a pineapple at the bottom of the sea whose mascot is a meowing snail and who works in a restaurant owned by a crab. OK, sure, it sounds kind of bizarre when you put it like that, but what cartoon premise doesn't?

Something Broken? Learn To Fix Anything With These 4 Websites No one likes it when their things break. It might be something big, like your TV or your car, or something smaller, like a leaky faucet or a cracked floor tile. You can spend hundreds of dollars to have a professional help you out, or you can learn how to fix it yourself for the cost of some tools and a couple hours of work.

Learning Outside the LinesLearning Outside the Lines#%21#%21#%21 We recently had several school district leaders join us at Fuel Education for a session and share insights on the challenges that they face within their communities. We took a deep dive into issues such as personalized learning environments, keeping students on track, supporting learning acceleration programs, addressing overcrowding, and incorporating technology inside and outside the classroom. Every leader brought a different experience from their own district, but one this is certain: blended learning environments are here and it is changing how districts operate. So when we read this blog post from Tom Vander Ark, we wanted to share it with our

Awesome Things To Make From Wire Calling all creatives out there, today’s 50+ roundup is going to feed your inspiration banks. We gathered over 50 super awesome things to make from wire. You can get craft wire for pretty cheap, and as you will see, you can even use wire hangers! From Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day projects, to jewelry to home decor and gifts, you can find a wire project for about any occasion. If you have a wire project we didn’t find, send it to us.

A dream treehouse · Sheepy Me I've always wanted a treehouse when I was a child but living in a city made it a little difficult. Instead, we would built forts, tents or just crawl under the bed to play. It's weird right now but back then we really loved having those hideouts where nobody could find us. We could stay there for as long as we wanted. Telling horror stories and feeling like these were the safest places to be.

These Genius Upcycling Ideas Turn "Trash" Into Stunning Decor...And It's Easier Than You Think. I absolutely love using recycled materials to give new oomph to my surroundings. DIY home improvement projects using upcycled products are becoming increasingly popular because they give us a tangible way to make a small difference in our waste imprint as a species. They can also save you a heck of a lot of money! Light up your life and live a little with these creative light fixtures that will spruce up your home without costing you a ton of money. Don't forget to share with your friends if they love DIY as much as you do. A Modern iPad Workflow For Students And Teachers When you deploy an iPad in your classroom, you most likely download some of your favorite apps and load up bookmarks to your preferred web tools. Then you hand out the iPad to students and help them use said resources. Great, right?

Related: