This article found after it was syndicated in The Australian newspaper. A small Adelaide company, Digislide, based at Dry Creek, is earning worldwide attention after inventing a miniature projector to solve the problem.
The Digismart is a thumb-sized micro-optical device that can project on to a wall a 43 x 28cm full-colour image from a range of hand-held devices, including mobile phones, GPS navigation systems, MP3 players, portable media centres, gaming machines, PDAs and laptop computers.
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The current Digismart model â€“ which is likely to be further refined in terms of size and image resolution â€“ has dimensions of 50 x 30 x 20mm for a stand-alone device, or 39 x 15 x 15mm when embedded into another product. It is capable of producing a resolution of at least 640 x480 pixels (and, ultimately, probably up to 800 x 600) with 16.7 million colours. Unlike movie projectors, it can’t only be used in a darkened room. Using it in a dark room does increase the potential projection size and image clarity but it still has reasonable visibility in daylight unless used in direct sunlight.
Original Article in the Adelaide Advertiser
Via: Jason Landgridge’s Blog