Instagram, the social phone app, enabled users to click pictures and beautify them using various filters. The filters gave more depth and character to the photos clicked by amateurs. Each filter seemed to be inspired from Lomography photographs and Polaroid camera pictures of the past.
Thus, the technologies of the past were connected to the future. I’ve written at length of how there is a resurgence in the enthusiasm for the technologies of the past, so click here to read about it. Continuing this fashion, Mint Digital has created a new device that is reminiscent of the single image projectors of the late ‘60s.
Projecteo is a tiny projector, miniscule enough to be carried in your pocket, which projects your Instagrams. It projects images from a small disk that holds a 35mm Kodak film with a bunch of photos. You can insert another wheel to view a whole new set of photos. The quality of images is surprisingly good for a projector that looks like a toy. The 35mm film has no pixels so the images don’t pixelate on projection.
The images are converted from digital to film by the same process employed by Hollywood to convert films from digital to projectable reels. They are processed in New York and then shipped to the owner of Projecteo.
Projecteo was put on Kickstarter in the month of November to seek funds. As a neat give away to Kickstarter backers, Mint Digital is creating custom-made Projecteos that are in the colours of an old-school Rollei P35 film projector. The Rollei projector was the inspiration for the Projecteo and this is a hat tip to the device.
Projecteo is an awesome way to showcase your Instagrams and have get-togethers with family and friends viewing memorable Instagrams. The portability makes it easy to carry so you can enjoy a fun session anywhere anytime. Fund this cool Kickstarter project here.