How to Make a Shoebox Projector

by Rishab Yeddula


  • 1 shoebox (preferably cardboard)
  • 1 powerful magnifying glass
  • 1 x-acto knife
  • 1 large binder clip
  • 1 smartphone without a cover
  • A dark room
  • Scotch tape
  • 2 small binder clips
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    So you want to learn to make a shoebox projector!

    Step 2

    First, gather all of your materials to do the project.

    Step 3

    Next, cut the lenses from your base piece.

    Step 4

    On the shoebox, trace the silhouette of the lenses.

    Step 5

    Using the X-Acto Knife, cut out the traced hole.

    Step 6

    After, tape the lens to the inside of the hole.

    Step 7

    How to make your smartphone stand inside the projector.

    Step 8

    Working iPhone stand!

    Step 9

    Test the best place to tape your stand.

    Step 10

    My stand taped and ready to go!

    Step 11

    Now we will flip your phone!

    Step 12

    Go to Utilities-Assistive Touch-Right. This will invert Iphone.

    Step 13

    Working Projector!

    Step 14

    The projector at work in a dark room! Amazing quality!