2006.12.19

I picked up an old overhead projector from WCTC during one of their auctions of old equipment.

For those of you who attended elementary school 20 or more years ago, you may remember these things. They were used by teachers in classrooms before PowerPoint existed.

Overhead Projector

It’s old-tech, but still cool. This one is a pre-1988 model, but since it says “WCTI” I’m guessing it’s even older, and it still works fine. When you did a presentation on one of these you didn’t have to worry about VGA adapters, resolution, or file formats. Of course, you did have to worry about the bulb burning out.

I’m not 100% sure what I’ll do with this, but I can come up with a few interesting ideas. (One involves projecting words/images onto the building across the street.)

4 Responses to “Overhead Projector”

  1. not sure if you’re being sarcastic… at the University of Waterloo many profs use powerpoint, but the overhead projector is far from dead

  2. Actually, I was unsure if people still used overhead projectors on a regular basis. It’s good to know people are still putting them to use.

  3. heyGabeNo Gravatar says:

    What you need to find is one of those old black and white LCD overhead screens that you could hook your power mac up to to make project your hyper card stacks. I had a teacher in high school who had one of those. If you need a Mac SE30 to play with, I might be able to get my hands on one. :)

  4. I’ve actually bid on at least one LCD screens to put on the thing. If I get ambitious I might try using an old PowerBook screen.

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