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hiding my projector? (Pics)

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm not even sure this is the right section for this, but I think it's close. I've been looking online for solutions to hide my projector that don't include me spending $1500. I was curious if anyone has made their own motorized tray system to lower and raise their projector? If so, some pictures or advice on the subject would be very helpful. Even a point in the right direction would be nice; as I'm pretty much starting from scratch.
post #2 of 12
You can buy the motorized linear actuators at places like:

post #3 of 12
AVS Forum search is your friend.
Check out this thread.
post #4 of 12
If you want it hidden so no one sees it at your place but it still works every night, send it to my place! eek.gif
Edited by airscapes - 4/24/13 at 7:29am
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm looking to have it completely hidden in the ceiling. I'm going to build a motorized drawer that will drop down when the screen does. I have some basic plans now and will keep updating with pictures when I start, hopefully on Friday. I found a 12volt motor that I can use with a cable and pulley.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
I've started on the box today. It's basically going to be a drawer that will drop from the ceiling. The major problem I'm fighting is space. I've only got 11 inches up to work with. When the unit is closed it will be flush, finished with the sheet rock on the bottom. I've got telescoping drawer slides and the electric motor on the way. Here is what I've got so far.

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
I got the slides in the mail and installed them.
post #8 of 12
Looking good. One thought to keep in mind is that you don't time your power off trigger to retract the projector. It should have some cool down time before going back up into the box.
post #9 of 12
looking good, please post pics of the motor part of the this project when you get there.
post #10 of 12
Interesting concept. Looking forward to seeing more.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm still working on this project. I found a couple motors to try to power this unit. I burnt one out and broke a tooth in the other. I'm going down a slightly different path now. I'm going to use an actuator. I'll post some pictures when I get it setup.
post #12 of 12
Any updates, looking to do the same thing!
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