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Projecteo is a miniature Instagram projector

Instagram has proved to be a veritable gold mine for third-party projects looking to move images beyond the limitations of the app.

Instagram has proved to be a veritable gold mine for third-party projects looking to move images beyond the limitations of the app.

(Credit: Projecteo)

From prints to postcards and dedicated Instagram meet-ups, there are plenty of innovative 'grammers all around the world having fun with their images. The Projecteo has to be one of the cutest ways to bring your photos into the real world. It's a tiny, incredibly adorable projector that throws images up to 76cm wide. Like most projectors, it works best when used in a dark room

The project successfully reached its funding goal on Kickstarter at the end of 2012, and has finally come to fruition as a real product. Operating a bit like a ViewMaster, the projector takes a coin-sized "wheel" of images printed on a single 35mm frame of slide film.

To create a wheel, users connect their Instagram account to select images. At this stage, you can't use photos apart from those found on your Instagram account, but that doesn't necessarily restrict you to images taken exclusively on a mobile device. Instagram does allow you to upload any photo found on your phone or tablet, from any source — with or without filters.

Projecteo itself costs US$25.99, while individual wheels with nine photos are US$8.99 each from the website.