Step by step procedure for making a projector at home using phone has never been so easy. In this post, we will learn to make projector in simple steps.

This is a simple project which can change the way you see your images or videos. Though it is a simplistic design, yet it is brilliant in its own ways. Don’t worry as this project is so easy that you can even do your other important jobs simultaneously.

List of Things Required to Make Projector at Home:

Items required to make projector at home using phone

  • An old shoe box
    Magnifying glass (Purchase it for Rs 50. Don’t think, its available online)
    A craft knife
    black tape
    Black paper (or use black paint)

Step 1:

step one to make a projector at home using phoneTake the shoe box and mark the circumference of the magnifying glass on it using a pencil or pen.
Cut a Hole in That Box
If the interior of the box is bright the stick black paper on it. You can paint it also (smooth).
Your box is ready.

Step 2:

step two to make a projector at home using phoneAlign the magnifying lens on the hole of the box and put a tape on edge of the lens.
Ensure that your lens is secured properly and there should not be any hole.

Step 3:

Make a stand for your phone. It may be of a cardboard or you can also use paperclip to make the stand.

Step 4:

Flip your Phone screen. When light passes through a lens (it includes our eyes), It becomes upside down. It means that the projector’s picture will also flip 180 degree (vertically). It is why we have to flip our Phone screen.

step four to make a projector at home using phone

In case you have iPhone, the settings of phone to make projector are as follows:

  • Enter Settings
  • Select General
  • Select Accessibility
  • Select ‘ON’ in Assistive Touch
  • As you select ‘ON’, a pop up menu will appear. Double click the menu.
  • Select Device.
  • Select Rotate screen and flip the screen vertically.

And, If you are an Android user, then download ‘Ultimate Rotation Control’ from Google store. It will solve all your screen flipping problems.


Step 5:

Find a suitable white screen for your new handmade projector. For this, you can use your wall, a white bed sheet or even turnaround of your calendar will also work.

step five to make a projector at home using phone

When you have got a screen, then tune the focus to its best by just shifting the phone back or ahead in the box.

Picture view of your hand made projector

One thing more, to achieve a good visual experience, keep the brightness of the phone screen to its maximum. Now don’t wait. Enjoy with your new projector.

Ratna is a B.E (Computer Science) and has work experience in UK Mainframe IT industry. She is also an active Web Designer. She is an author, editor and core partner at Electricalfundablog.