9 Cool Things To Do With A Projector – Ideas for Partying, Studying and Kids

Let's discuss few fantastic things done by the creative people using a Projector.
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When I say “A Projector,” the first thing that strikes your mind is watching movies, playing games, and business presentations on a massive screen.

Isn’t that right?

But let me tell you the truth, a projector’s awesomeness is not limited just to the above activities. You are unaware of the few fantastic and freaking-easy things a projector is capable of doing.

In this article, we will discuss the projector hacks by creative people.

It is a perfect time to become creative and go beyond movies, games, and presentations.

  1. Musical Laser Light Show
  2. Drawing Murals
  3. Seasonal Scenes on Home Walls
  4. Planetarium on Bedroom Ceiling
  5. Whiteboard
  6. Stealth Illusions
  7. Watching Recipes while Cooking
  8. Fun at Pool Party
  9. Group Studying

Now without any further ado, let’s start.

1. Musical Laser Light Show

With a projector and laptop, you can take your indoor and outdoor parties to the next level.

It is time to arrange a light and music show party by creating impressive light effects.

Adding that fancy laser light is a breeze with MusicBeam. Watch the video below and feel the fabulous fun,

Create eye-catching laser light beams similar to those seen on rock concerts using a high lumen projector. The laser lights sequence is triggered by the music, as shown in the video. Also, there are few in-built light beam patterns that you can use.

2. Drawing Murals

Kids Drawing and Painting Murals using a Projector

It is a fun way to engage kids, teenagers as well as adults.

Projectors can be used to project big drawings (in white and black color) on walls; then anyone can trace the path to create a hug art. One can require no-talent and no-experience.

After drawing that giant mural, invite your friends to paint it. Then you can create a time-lapse video of the mural’s creation and share it on social media.

3. Seasonal Scenes

Is it Halloween now? Or is Christmas coming soon?

Maybe there is some kind of annual celebration at your home.

Then it is the perfect time to make use of Projected Reality. Use an LED projector and DVD player for digital decoration and create a virtual 3D projection of funny or scary Ghosts.

There are plenty of DVDs available with pre-recorded scenes. Adding images and videos to the wall makes it look more festive.

4. Home Planetarium

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It is a great way to engage your kids with astrology. Using apps like Celestia and Stellarium, project a real image of the sky and let them understand the stars, planets, and galaxies.

Both of these apps are awesome. You will feel like flying in space with Celestia and looking through a telescope with Stellarium.

They are widely used in museums and planetariums. You can easily connect these apps with your projector.

Converting your bedroom into a planetarium is an impressive idea.

5. Interactive Whiteboard

A researcher named Johny Chung Lee was successful in converting a cheap projector into a high-quality interactive whiteboard.

He used a device called Wiimote, which is basically an infrared LED remote.

Instead of going for that costly interactive whiteboard worth hundreds of dollars, you can use this awesome hack.

6. Stealth Illusion

This one is a cool trick and also used in movies.

Here you create an image of the background and then project and reflect it from a highly reflective surface.

See the video below to have a clear idea,

People will be amazed after seeing you disappear with this Stealth Illusion, AKA Invisibility Cloak technique. You can use it at events as well as at home during parties to awe people.

7. Watching Recipes

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You can skip reading about this trick if you already have a TV set installed in your kitchen. In case you don’t, then a cheap projector will take your kitchen and cooking experience to the next level.

It is a more flexible and joyful way of cooking.

You can project recipe videos on a white wall in your kitchen and watch them while you try new dishes.

After finding a delicious recipe and stocking up all the pantry, it becomes tough to follow instructions while you go along cooking. A projector can be helpful in this matter.

8. Fun at Pool Party

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Nothing is more joyful than a pool party. We at our place always look for new innovative things to spice up our pool parties.

A projector can be used to display a big screen to watch movies, sunset views, or project images of cue fish and whales.

Don’t forget to add few relaxing soundtracks using a Soundbar or portable speakers.

9. Group Studying

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Group studying is a productive way to bring more out of the studies and beneficial to everyone.

A projector in front of your study group can bring them on one page and let them think about the same problem to find various solutions.

Project Zoom and Skype calls on the big screen to see each attendee and their activities properly.

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Final Words

These are the creative ideas that can be done with a projector and laptop. If you have anything unique to share, then don’t bother commenting below.

Today’s projectors are compact and portable to any location. And, due to the wide range of connectivity options available, their popularity is increasing each day. Many creative people are looking to make the maximum use of this incredible technology.

Let us know how you will be using a projector instead of just watching movies and playing games.

Ryan Krock
Ryan is a tech enthusiast working for a Robotics E-commerce Company. He is an engineer and team leader. Loves to read the news, share his expertise and write. By being a technology geek experimenting with the mechanical and electronics stuff around him, he has gained a plethora of knowledge about how things work (and how to make things work!).