low-rent gobo projection

low-rent gobo projection

August 10th, 2010  |  Published in hacks

I’ve always wanted to know how to project “stencils” on walls or sidewalks, as a lot of clubs or businesses have started to do.  After a lot of knowledge from the Chicago New Media list, I found out that these projectors are called gobo projectors.  I also found out that IKEA sold an inexpensive version of such a projector called Isbrytare.  Jim Dennewill has a good rundown of the projector.

My impression is that IKEA no longer makes this product.  I’m wondering if there are any other ~$40 projectors that are currently in production.

Photo by Jim via Flickr.