Pico Projector and Stand

Originally Posted by Ghasan887:
Is a Pico better then or just as good as a kopykake?

Great question.  I have both.  I love my Kopykake I can count on it, I am used to using it and I can sit at it for hours if I need to. But I have to have my designs ready or printed out.   On the other hand, it takes up space and any major designs adjustments send me back to my computer to print out a new image. 

I recently bought a Pico.  I like it too, but for different reasons.  first it is small and portable.  I could easily take it to a friends house to use.  You still need space when using it, but when done, you can put it away, it is so small.  That may seem great, but it also means that then I have to set it up each time I want to use it.  ( this sounds minor, but there are so many times I just flip on the Kopycake for a quick line or circle and all those mini minutes of set up add up.)  I love the sizing ability on the Pico.  I use it with my Ipad and the Camera Lucida app. This app had great artistic features for our craft! 

Here are the downsides. Yes you can use it in the middle of you kitchen table with your Ipad and not need electricity. (If the battery is charged) but when the battery charge runs out you need to plug in if your project is not done.  So I was working on a big order, the projector died after 2 1/2 hours, then my Ipad died, so then I had a power strip running across my kitchen to charge both devices in order to finish my LARGE project.  I was in cable misery!!

When I bought the PICO I was going to sell my kopykake, but I really think I am going to keep both.  Crazy!!! They are both great in different ways.  If I had to pick just one.  I would pick the PICO for cost reasons.

Poor kopykake! My condolences. Depending how it died, photography and projection media stores could probably give you the names of reliable repair places. Some actually do repairs on site. If they salvage usable parts from other victims, they may even have an inexpensive transplant available. If you still have leftover parts, consider saving them so you can provide an organ transplant to someone else who breaks a different part.

I am leaning towards saving up for a pico myself. I like the idea of a very secure stand, because I tend to knock things over, lol! I need to get my hands on one, so I can consider my options. I would love to find a mount I could attatch underneath my upper kitchen cabinets, so I could shine it right on my kitchen counter. Maybe I just need an inexpensive wire rack on the inside of the cabinet door, lol.
Great Idea Wildflower, mounting it under the cabinet!! Make sure you do that near an electrical outlet. I might consider that too, but I also want it to be placed where I can comfortably sit to work for extended periods of time.
 
Originally Posted by Wildflower:
Poor kopykake! My condolences. Depending how it died, photography and projection media stores could probably give you the names of reliable repair places. Some actually do repairs on site. If they salvage usable parts from other victims, they may even have an inexpensive transplant available. If you still have leftover parts, consider saving them so you can provide an organ transplant to someone else who breaks a different part.

I am leaning towards saving up for a pico myself. I like the idea of a very secure stand, because I tend to knock things over, lol! I need to get my hands on one, so I can consider my options. I would love to find a mount I could attatch underneath my upper kitchen cabinets, so I could shine it right on my kitchen counter. Maybe I just need an inexpensive wire rack on the inside of the cabinet door, lol.

 

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