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Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« on: November 03, 2010, 12:07:04 PM »
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I know we've talked about these before.

You can get one on the cheap today, while supplies last: http://woot.com/

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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 12:09:43 PM »
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Holy N scale drive-in, Batman, that's an awesome price. If I didn't already have an Eye-Clops, I'd get one now.
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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 12:29:08 PM »
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Hey Ed, this is N scale? :P

This looks cool - I'm kinda wanting something like this. Project movies on the wall. I'd want to see it in action 1st I think.

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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 12:48:26 PM »
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It is when everyone was talking about making drive-ins.

Also, I've been thinking this might make for awesome backdrops.

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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 01:48:58 PM »
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It is when everyone was talking about making drive-ins.

Also, I've been thinking this might make for awesome backdrops.

Another idea... project a looped video of the interior of a train station, engine shed, subway stop, steel mill, supermarket, department store or whatever onto a screen inside the building for an uber-realistic, fully-animated interior. With a special optical rig you could project the same image onto a dozen tiny screens to make a window display for an appliance store selling TVs.
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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 01:53:56 PM »
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Reminds me of the article in MR about using the small TV for interiors.

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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010, 03:33:58 PM »
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Reminds me of the article in MR about using the small TV for interiors.


I remember that article!...and its usage also in several of their books as well. Man it was really suited for HO or O with TV's then.
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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2010, 03:51:22 PM »
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1200X800 resolution isn't bad.
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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2010, 05:33:24 PM »
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1200X800 resolution isn't bad.

It's also bogus--the actual "native" resolution is 640x480. Still not bad at all.

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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2010, 07:18:03 PM »
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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2010, 04:27:08 PM »
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Guess what came in the mail yesterday?



It's a good little projector, at least for the purpose that I have in mind.  At a distance of 11.5 inches it puts out a very clear, bright image that is an N-scale 100 feet wide.  I started having trouble making out the image at about two feet, but I was in a bright room in the middle of the day with the curtains open, and by that point the projected image was close to 30 inches diagonal.  The speakers suck, but hey, for around $100 I wasn't expecting much.
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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2010, 11:52:46 AM »
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The Kid's Woot today is another version  $29.99


Figure the bulk of it can be mounted below the benchwork, the projector itself in a building. 
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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2010, 03:43:38 PM »
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The Kid's Woot today is another version  $29.99


Figure the bulk of it can be mounted below the benchwork, the projector itself in a building. 

This is what I've got. The large box under the projector itself is just a battery box that can be replaced by a wall wart. The projector also has it's own built-in speaker which does a good job of simulating the crappy audio from the window speakers at the typical drive-in by itself, so you don't really need the externals.
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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2010, 03:57:41 PM »
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Could this be good to set up like surgeons use , but in our case to magnify and display decals while we in real time try to cut between the small numbers ?

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Re: Pocket Projector on Woot.com Today
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2010, 04:38:33 PM »
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Is it strong enough to be used for slide shows, say, at a CRHS event?

I've been thinking about getting a projector, and if it fits the bill at $30, I'm sold.