The Personal Movie Theater made headlines a few months ago as a pretty awesome DIY project built around the iPhone. But since the HTC EVO wasn't available back then and the theater-in-a-shoebox can be made for a variety of mobile devices, I thought it would be worthwhile to bring it up again, especially since there's a new drive-in kit available too.
If you're not familiar with the Personal Movie Theater, check out the video below to see what it's all about.
All you need to make the EVO the centerpiece of your own theater is a shoebox (or any similarly sized box; I'm going to use the box that my second-gen Sony Vaio P came in), some corrugated cardboard pieces, scissors/knife/blade, glue, and an official kit ($9.99 each, $14.99 for both versions). The kits contain instructions and high-quality textures/graphics that you download from an expiring link you get via email immediately after sending payment via PayPal.
You pick which images you want to use, printing and cutting them to size based on the dimensions of your box, and then just glue them onto the box. You can add various embellishments and anything else you want to make it more original.
Something like this could easily be done without the kit, of course, but it's a fair price, you can use the images to make as many theaters as you want, and it saves you from hunting down your own graphics.
I haven't had time to make mine yet, but I think it should be a fun project.