Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for a new project to keep them busy over the weekend may be interested in a new tutorial which has been published by YouTuber MickMake, to make a Raspberry Pi Zero W pocket projector. The Raspberry Pi projector project is based on the DLP2000EVM and uses a Pi Zero W adapter board for the DLP2000EVM mini projector which is available to purchase directly from the Tindie website priced at just $3
The DLP2000 is a relatively affordable DMD, (Digital Mirror Device), providing users with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. Texas Instruments are selling their “evaluation boards”, (the DLP2000EVM), for around US$99 although these evaluation development boards are only designed for the BeagleBone platform. So a simple Pi Projector adapter board is required to use the Raspberry Pi Zero W instead of a BeagleBone. To purchase one follow the link below to Tindie.
MickMake explains more about the performance you can expect from the pocket Raspberry Pi projector. “Max resolution: 854 x 480. Focus range: 10″ to 60″ – although I’ve managed to project down to 1″ all the way up to 230″. Lumens: 30 – Visible under most lighting, but better with a darkened room. Heat: It does get toasty, but not hot. (Will be conducting some tests soon.) Note: There’s no keystone, so the projector has to be parallel to whatever you are displaying it on.”
If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.