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Creative Technology Lending Collection

This guide details what equipment is available through the Creative Technology Lending Collection and provides additional resources to support the creative work of student and faculty.


Have you directed and produced a film you'd like to screen with your friends, created digital art you'd like to exhibit in small public spaces, or are you keen to try your hand at projection art? With a projection area of up to 100 inches diagonal and WVGA 854 x 480 native resolution, the Aaxa Pico Projector is perfect tool to start with.

For this project, you will need:

  • Aaxa Pico Projector
  • Personal device (such as a computer, smart phone, or tablet) or USB
  • May need an HDMI cable
  • May need an adapter for Apple computers

Find your inspiration:

There are all sorts of things you can do with a short throw projector. Here are some examples:

  • 20 Mesmerising Projection Mapping Demos. This article briefly explains what projection mapping is, and then provides 20 videos showing off some incredible, large scale projection mapping projects.
  • Decorated Cookies, by The BearFoot Baker. Using a projector to create stencils for cookie decorating is a real thing! You can also use it to help decorate a wall, turn your small artwork into big artwork and big artwork into small artwork.
  • Projection Photography, by Get Crafty Photographers. Check out these 73 images of projector photography to start imaging the things you could do.

How to:

Project Mapping, Step by Step, article by Triple Wide Media. This short article provides very clear plan for your projection project. Easy and accessible with photos and video examples.

How to Decorate Cookies with a Projector. In this video the creator uses a different model than what is available here but the concept is the same. There are many other projects where a projected stencil can help.


Creative Photography with a Projector: Behind the Scenes. A different mini projector was used in this video but the concept is the same.


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