DIY Shoebox + Magnifying Glass + Smartphone Projector


PinMeh Shit List DIY smartphone shoebox magnifying glass projector
Photo from: Pinterest


It seems so grand and simple, doesn't it? Well, sorry to burst your bubble, guys, but there's more involved than all the series of pictures above.

First, let's break down this DIY Shoebox + Smartphone Projector. I couldn't figure out who originally posted this thing.

Why is this a fail? Because there are so many more factors involved than a shoe box, magnifying glass, and a smartphone.

Reasons this sh*t doesn't work:

1. You can't just use any regular old magnifying glass. I have read that you need a smaller, 60-80mm magnifying glass. Other people have said that you need to use multiple lenses stacked on top of each other.

2. You need to paint the inside of the box black or glue down some black paper because of reasons I don't know. Probably to cut down on light reflection.

3. It's just a bunch of trial and error and I don't have time for that sh*t.

In reality, I'm sure this can work but I'm deeming it a failure and putting it on my shit list because it's nowhere near as easy as Pinterest would leave you to believe.

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Here's how mine turned out.
Tried this and made it work? Let us know how in the comments.

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