TIFI WIN: Meet Scanbox

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Ever needed to scan something in a pinch, but didn't want to lug around a 10-pound scanning device to do it with? Australian inventors Phil Bosua, Ben Hillier, and Luke Allen have developed a neat collapsible box to solve that very problem.

According to Scanbox's Kickstarter page, the device comes with a number of features, such as:

- Digitize your receipts - Live projector for presentations - Optimized for face recognition when you scan photos - Scans 3D objects (great for eBay product shots) - Scan a page from a book (remember those!) - Turns your phone into a photocopier

According to the inventor trio, Scanboxes will be available on the market sometime in July/August of this year.

How to Turn Your Phone Into a Projector for Less Than $5.00

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Photojojo has devised an awesome way to turn your phone into a mobile projector screen.

"Basically, you start by cutting a hole out of one side of the shoebox to match your magnifying glass and taping the glass on the box. Then you make an iPhone holder from a paperclip, flip the screen display on your phone (to account for how images passed through a lens get flipped), position your phone inside the box (playing with placement until you get the clearest image), put the box top back on, turn the room lights down low and the brightness on your phone up high, and revel in your resourcefulness. Doesn't get more accessible than that!"
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