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DIY Projector Get-Together with Ménage à Trois Wines
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DIY Projector Get-Together with Ménage à Trois Wines

You feel it, and it’s more than the nip of cooler air, or the leaves passionately becoming a landscape of orange and red inspiration. We’re talking about the feeling that comes this time of year, when you’re only desire is to get cozy with a few of the best people you know to clink a couple glasses of Ménage à Trois reds and give each other some real quality time.
 
Naturally, when we found out that there’s a DIY hack for making your own projector, we had to share it here. Depending on your group of friends, you’ve got an array of options to make your projector get-together one for the books: Create adorably embarrassing picture slideshows, stream movies, or even challenge your guests to a dance off while streaming classic music videos.
 
We’ll leave it up to you, as far as decorating the shoebox casing, though, we do adore and recommend using lots of glitter. That said, here are the basics you’ll need:
1. Shoebox (preferably one that’s dark inside)
2. Paperclip
3. Electrical or black duct tape
4. Magnifying glass (check dollar item retail shops)
5. Knife with razor edge
6. And, of course, a smartphone packed with media, memories, and music
 
We’ve provided a quick step-by-step, but we also suggest checking out any, many, and plenty of the videos you can find on the Internet.
1. First, you’ll want to break the handle off of the magnifying glass, if you haven’t already done so from excitement.
2. Now, with a steady hand, trace around the magnifying lens on the outside of the short side of your shoebox.
3. Carefully use your knife to cut inside of the tracing. Don’t cut too much, because you don’t want a lot of extra light getting in or out around the edges of your magnifying lens.
4. Poke or cut a small hole in the opposite end for your phone’s power cable.
5. Pre-cut about 10-15, 1-inch-long strips of electrical or black duct tape.
6. Fit the magnifying glass against the large hole and use your 1-inch-long strips of tape to hold the lens in place.
7. Bend your paperclip into a stand for your phone (look for a tutorial online for some help).
8. You’re going to need to flip the screen. Most smartphone users can find this feature under Settings > General > Accessibility, and you’ll be able to ‘rotate screen’ from there (again, there are so many tutorials online to help with this).
9. From here, just play around with your focus by moving the phone and stand closer to the lens or further away. It all depends on how big of an image you’re trying to cast. You’ll also want to check your brightness settings.
10. Hang up a white sheet or use a white wall, and bam, you’ve got a projector.

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