Finkbuilt opaque projector

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Finkbuilt opaque projector


Steve Lodefink has posted the results of his opaque projector build, using the giant lens he got from American Science & Surplus (see previous post below). The results are beautiful. Love the Plasticote wrinkle paint, the BelAir logo, and the Fender amp power jewel.

Opaque Projector – Link


  • Huge lens: project or paperweight? – Link

10 thoughts on “Finkbuilt opaque projector

  1. mastershake916 says:

    Too bad I don’t really know how it works or if it does so.

  2. garethb2 says:

    See the linked item in “Related” It has the plans he used.

  3. val says:

    did the surplus place sell out of the huge lenses?
    the link you have just goes to the general optics page and i did not see the huge lense, although about a month ago the link went right to it.

    please help

    1. iamNorika_Philippines says:

      uhhhhmm hi have you tried making this opaque projector?

  4. iamNorika_Philippines says:

    we have this investigatory project in chemistry (junior h.s, philippines) im thinking of making an opaque projector… i want it to be easy…. but i dont even know how to start…. finding materials for this is easy…. my prorblem is HOW COULD I MAKE THIS, EASILY?…. :(((

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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