d.i.y. rear projection screen/ kaleidoscope projector/ ESPERS

From: Brooke Sietinsons (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jun 13 2006 - 08:53:16 PDT


I am trying to make an inexpensive rear projection screen.
I have a frame, and am looking for recommendations for fabric.
In my web research, all of the pro rear projection material i've
found is
around $50 a yard. That's out of my budget right now...

I'm using a homemade kaleidoscope projector..
the lense does not focus... the optimal throw distance
is about 4 feet, so rear projection is my only option.
So far, the projector has only been used once in a live music
on a pro screen, and it looked great. Unfortunately,
I no longer have access to that screen, which was
on loan for free.
(you can see the projection here, only the last 30 seconds or so
really show the image well, unfortunately).


For the homemade screen, I tried a thin, tight weave, polyester
fabric that I had lying around the house.
the image looked great, nice and bright... the only problem was the
It doesn't look terrible, just a bit distracting... I guess I can
live with it,
since I am working with a very small budget for this project...
but I'm wondering if anyone has fabric recommendations,
OR.. if there is anyone in the Philadelphia area who would rent
a rear projection screen to me for about 5 days, for not a ton of money.

Thanks, any help would be greatly appreciated...

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