How To Make A Projector Without A Magnifying Glass?

Do you want to make a projector but don’t have a magnifying glass? Don’t worry; you can still make one!

This blog post will teach you how to make a projector using everyday items that you probably have in your house. Stay tuned for more information!

What You Will Need to Make a Projector: 

  • A cardboard box.
  • A pen or pencil.
  • Tape.
  • Scissors.
  • A smartphone.


1. Cut a hole in the middle of one side of the cardboard box, and the hole should be big enough to fit your smartphone.

2. Make a smaller hole near the top on the opposite side of the box. This will be the projector’s “screen.”

3. Cover the giant hole with clear tape. This will be the projector’s “lens.”

4. Turn off the lights in your room and point your smartphone’s camera towards the small hole on the projector “screen.”

5. Open up a video or image on your phone and press play. You should see the image or video projected onto the wall!

You’ve just made your very own projector without a magnifying glass. Now you can watch movies, TV shows, images, and more on a big screen! Thanks for following along.

What can I use instead of a magnifying glass?

A zoom lens is a more modern way of magnifying an object. A zoom lens works like white blood cells attack bacteria, and it goes in and zeroes right in on one particular thing to make it larger so the viewer can see it better without using any magnifying glass. Zoom lenses come on cameras that have adjustable lenses, binoculars, and microscopes.

Can you make a projector with a mirror?

Yes, you can make a projector with a mirror. All you need is a magnifying glass and some tape:

  1. Cut a hole in the center of the magnifying glass using a sharp knife.
  2. Attach the magnifying glass to the mirror using the tape.
  3. Project an image onto a screen or wall by shining the light on the mirror.

How do I turn my phone into a projector?

There are a few ways to turn your phone into a projector. You can buy a projector case or make your projector using a magnifying glass.

All you need is a magnifying glass and some tape to make your projector. First, place the magnifying glass on top of your phone so that the lens is centered over the screen.

Next, use the tape to secure the magnifying glass in place. Finally, adjust the phone’s position until the image is clear and project it onto a wall or screen.

Can the phone be used as a projector?

Yes, the phone can be used as a projector by using an app to project the image onto a screen or wall.

Can I use a sheet as a projector screen?

Yes, you can use a sheet as a projector screen, and you need to hold it up against a light source and project the image onto it.

What can be used to magnify objects?

There are many ways to magnify objects. Some people use magnifying glasses, while others use telescopes or microscopes.

Can water be used as a magnifying glass?

Yes, it can. You need a convex surface of some type and water in a clear container that casts an image on its mirror-like surface.

A simple experiment is to take a cup of water and put it about 18 inches (30 cm) away from the wall so that there’s an angle between the front edge of the cup and the wall, then step back two or three times until your hand reaches for your face.

The cast reflection should be enlarged enough to show you details, such as how many hairs are actually on your face!

Alternatively, fill up an old milk jug with half water and half oil, then set it next to a window (or behind someone) with sunlight coming through it.

Can we use a portable flashlight as a projector?

No, the beam of a flashlight is not strong enough to require a magnifying glass.


So, there you have it! You can make a projector without a magnifying glass by following the steps outlined above. You need a dark room, a whiteboard or another translucent surface, and a light source.

You can create your home cinema setup with ingenuity without spending a fortune.

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