Pico Projector


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by n3tw0rk5 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:09 pm
Ok i know this one a tad Pi in the sky, pun intended!

But just imagine a cased RasPi with one of these fitted in!

http://singularityhub.com/2010.....age-video/

It would be very handy for demonstrations/classes and usefull for peeps like me who have been infront of vdu's for far too long and now have putty sessions full screen!
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by rurwin » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:33 pm
This is probably it.

Pico projectors are cool especially ones with lasers in them, but they are not worthwhile in my opinion. You'd spend ten times the cost of the RPi to get a screen you could only see in a dark room. Even with lasers.
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by n3tw0rk5 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:48 pm
rurwin said:


This is probably it.

Pico projectors are cool especially ones with lasers in them, but they are not worthwhile in my opinion. You'd spend ten times the cost of the RPi to get a screen you could only see in a dark room. Even with lasers.



Very true, never said it was practical or financially sensible, but it would still be cool :-)
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by derSuhler » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:04 pm
pico projector + raspebby pi with xmbc = mobile and personal kino

would be really awesome :D
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by spurious » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:05 pm
Want one! and some glue to stick it to the R-Pi  :)
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by bredman » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:10 pm
If you want something cheaper, Maplin are selling a projector with composite input for £50.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/media-.....tor-600036

One small drawback in the small print. The resolution is 320x240. No, I did not mistype that.

This could be useful for very basic educational projects, not for any serious work.

I might buy one to show a Twitter feed on the ceiling of my bedroom. Just so I don't miss the important stuff on Twitter.
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by Harbingerx81 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:29 pm
I don't know...I have a pico laser projector and it is pretty visible in a fairly well-lit room...Of course you can't blow it up to 100" or anything crazy without total darkness, but say 20-30" on a shadowed wall...

Carrying the pair around in my pocket with a roll-up keyboard will still give me an awesome ultra-portable computer/media system to use anywhere (other than outside).
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by NelsonX » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:17 am
I have the Optoma PK120... and paired up to the RasPi it`s actually pretty impressive. you need to set the audio to analogue though, or the video playback fails. I use a small wireless keyboard. and I can easily get 60" screen, yes in a dark room. but that`s more like a cinema experience.. Resolutions pretty good too. So I just upgraded my Pico to play any format and be remote controlled for £30..!!
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by charles.yates » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:08 am
I'm having fun with my pipico :)

It's not by any means finished, but it works like a charm:

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Pi at the bottom, powered usb hub in the middle, pico on top (there will be a third floor to house the speaker which is also usb powered).
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by pygmy_giant » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:00 am
Help me Obi Wan Kanobi you're my only hope...
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by clickykbd » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:32 am
Help me Obi Wan Kanobi you're my only hope...

Yes, someone needs to get an animated gif on that and share the laser projected result. Someone hopefully who already has a pipico. They look fun but too rich for my blood.
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by pygmy_giant » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:25 pm
we'll all have them embedded in our mobile phones, glasses and biros in a few years time - smart people are late adopters - just ignore the rich kids, remember your childhood and every day is like living in the future ;)
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by dressscoome » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:50 am
I have a pico laser projector and it is pretty visible in a fairly well-lit room :D


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I hope you can offer it more and better. optoma pico projector http://www.miniprojectoronline.com/business-expert-optoma-pico-projector.html
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by dinfog908 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:57 am
These pico projectors are very helpful and good in use.
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by friendyboy » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:51 am
Hi charles.yates ,
Can you let me know how you have connected?
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by chappers » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:18 pm
its already been done

HERE

sort of
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by dan3008 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:35 pm
mmm, I think a small projector mounted to a pi would make for an ultimate tool for sales people, or for meetings, and even for leading presentations and things. Very cool, Idealy, I'd want one that could work either on batery or off a powered USB hub, but still epic lol.

mmm, was thinking of making a media system to plug into my TV, but might get one of these projectors and usb speakers to make it portable :D

Time to google for a cheap handheld projector :D, that maplins one looks good :D
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by dan3008 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:43 pm
for those who are interested, these may be more financially viable products

http://www.espow.com/product_info.php?p ... leshopping
and
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/30972456/ ... 3a30972456

hope this helps
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by pygmy_giant » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:13 pm
I think there could be milage in using them as a Head Up Display on a car windshield - not sure how legal that is though....?
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by dan3008 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:21 pm
Its dubious, You could as long as it doest cover up certain parts of the window, its legal. obviously laws change between countries
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by jeffrese » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:44 pm
pygmy_giant wrote:I think there could be milage in using them as a Head Up Display on a car windshield - not sure how legal that is though....?


I agree pygmy but the price of pico it too high. Any cheaper low res alternatives to pico? You don't need a projector capable of producing a high res 7 foot screen. Nice pun by the way.
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