DIY remote controlled projector lift - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 02-05-2013, 02:10 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Wardsweb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 21
I needed to have my projector drop 24" from the ceiling to clear a ceiling fan in my den/home theater. Most of the ones I have seen are boxes that drop out of the ceiling. I came up with a very simple solution using a linear actuator, modified Da-Lite universal projector mount, 12vDC supply and a remote controlled double relays to reverse the voltage to the actuator.



~ There are many roads to audio nirvana. While the ultimate goal is the destination, don't forget to enjoy the ride ~

Wardsweb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 02-05-2013, 02:11 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Wardsweb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 21
Here is what it looks like with the projector in the down position.



~ There are many roads to audio nirvana. While the ultimate goal is the destination, don't forget to enjoy the ride ~

Wardsweb is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 02-06-2013, 08:59 AM
AVS Special Member
 
NickTheGreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 1,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Liked: 79
I don't have much to add but am excited to see how it turns out smile.gif

How are you gonna control this? I guess I do see a remote in the picture. Any plans to automate it?
NickTheGreat is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 02-06-2013, 09:24 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Wardsweb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post

I don't have much to add but am excited to see how it turns out smile.gif

How are you gonna control this? I guess I do see a remote in the picture. Any plans to automate it?

It is controlled at present with the two buttom remote (up and down). The actuator has limit switches to keep it from over extending in either direction. Future plans are to add a 12v triggered replay to drop it when the movie icon is pressed on the system remote.

~ There are many roads to audio nirvana. While the ultimate goal is the destination, don't forget to enjoy the ride ~

Wardsweb is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 02-06-2013, 04:54 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Wardsweb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 21
Install complete and working great.


~ There are many roads to audio nirvana. While the ultimate goal is the destination, don't forget to enjoy the ride ~

Wardsweb is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 02-07-2013, 03:28 AM
Senior Member
 
weaselfest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Home of the Hawkeyes
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 28
Very Clever! You are fortunate to have as much clearance as you do above your theater ceiling. Is it attic space? Curious how you are handling your wire routing, too.

underachiever extraordinaire
weaselfest is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 02-07-2013, 04:43 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Wardsweb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by weaselfest View Post

Very Clever! You are fortunate to have as much clearance as you do above your theater ceiling. Is it attic space? Curious how you are handling your wire routing, too.

Yes the area above the room is attic space. Luckily the area I needed to mount the lift is just off the attic cat walk. It made it a lot easier to get the work done. As for cable management, I originally bought some flexible cable track but ended up using some PVC pipe to go around the actuator. The power and HDMI cables route through the PVC pipe. I installed a 110 outlet at the lift to power the projector and the lift controller. The HDMI cable runs across the attic to the back wall of the home theater, where it does down the wall to a HDMI wall plate next to the side and back surround speaker jacks.

~ There are many roads to audio nirvana. While the ultimate goal is the destination, don't forget to enjoy the ride ~

Wardsweb is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 04-18-2013, 11:29 AM
Newbie
 
dep378's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I just bought a 12" actuator & 12v adaptor for my projector. It works via rocker switch, but I am wanting a remote for it. I am clueless w/ any electronics/relay talk. What do I need to buy in order to use a remote w/ the actuator?
dep378 is offline  
Reply Home Automation

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off