Here is a pic of the toggle bolt.. put the screw threw the mounting plate.
screw the toggle onto the bolt... so that the wings are pointing down toward the head of the bolt when inserting into the hole. VERY IMPORTANT.. once you insert them into the holes they will spring out and make a "T" ... then just tighten them down..
Thats my hand... It doesnt show my scraped bloodied knuckles... so there is blood, sweat, and so far no tears thanks to all of your orders coming in.
Well that was refreshing ... I stayed up all night packaging... 3 hrs sleep.
I was asked this question... Can I buy the X1 projector and the mount...?
Yes.. I then package the mount in the carrying case. and ship together. I dont post prices for the X1... but to get a combined price send me a email @ this address.. email@example.com.
Actually my older daughter is having a riot doing this. She has taken all the orders to date and marked them on a map with her sister. If there is another run.. I will be just getting all the packaging done when they come off the powder coat. I wanted to see what packaging ideas I could conceive when doing all of these manually.
saw that i did not answer your queston.. sounds like you are wall mounting..
take a look at one of the pics... where the wall mount plate is vertical
Ok now the 8" bolt goes into the wall plate.. the lock nut on the 8" piece locks in your diagonal adjustment. moving back from the 8" plate your next connection is the knee joint this is your vertical adjustment. Moving down from the knee joint there is a lock nut on the short machined bolt that is the horizontal adjustment ....
My recommended installation for a wall application is as follows.
1)measure your drop to the screen height...
2)Install the wall plate...
3)Thread in the 8" machined and drilled knee joint. thread it in all the way and back it off so that it looks like it will be lined up properly such that the short part of the knee joint will connect and hang down perfectly vertical... lock that in place... this can be done by hand (it wont move even with just a hand tightened adjustment.
4) take the 3 supplied bolts that go into the plate... The plate already has 3 holes that are in perfect alignment as they were cut using a laser and cnc program. Just thread these in by hand all the way. They arent going to go anywhere once threaded all the way. now thread in the short cnc machined bolt. Again thread in all the way and back off till it looks like the knee will connect with the 8" hand tighten the lock nut on the 2.5" machined knee joint down on the projector. Ok now you have the two assemblies... this would take you less than two minutes once the wall plate was fastened properly.
5) Take a minute now and marvel at the excellent quality... and say aloud ... "Mandarax.. you da man.."
6) take the stainless steel bolt and put it through the drilled hole through the knee joint.. note the perfection in the hole spacing..once all the way through... take your assembly with the projector attached and slide it over the stainless steel bolt... ..Hows it hangin..? if its hanging on a vertical plane from your eyeballing it .. you can simply let go as long and it will free hang... I recommend that you make sure that the entire thread is through the entire joint and hold the stainless steel nut in place and thread the stainless steel nut over the stain steel bolt.
7)Now I graciously supplied you with an allen wrench that fits the stainless steel bolt... I hate looking for these and I thought you might too. You will note that the stainless steel nut that fits onto the bolt can only go in one way. Thats because its nylon on one side... no slippage. You will note that the first time you thread this it is a bit tight due to going through the nylon... use an adjustable wrench and turn the bolt with the allan wrench to tighten... I wouldnt tighten it all the way at first ..just enough to get an alignment.
8)Ok now take a look at what you have done... everything look ok..? If so check out by plugging the projector in and see for yourself. make adjustments as necessary... when you are happy tighten the stainless knee joint down and make your popcorn and get a frosty beer... you will find that you will tend to look at the X1 mount more than your movies for a while due to its majestic beauty, and the fact that it only took you a few minutes to do this.. some have scratched a bald spot on their head wondering why they didnt get one when they had the chance...
8) raise your beer stein and repeat step 5.
Its brutally easy.. no worries.
Now for when you have to do a firmware update... do this ,,,take out the knee joint. Update the firmware. everthing else isnt moved align vertical adjustment only and you is done. 2 minutes.
NOTE.... ALL ORDERS THAT CAME IN SINCE YESTERDAY ARE NOW SHIPPED AND SCANNED AT FEDEX...
all shipments have proper identification....required notations ..and extra paperwork to fly through customs. All have professional barcoding, and commercial invoices.
The fedex server was down yesterday... and due to this they personally took care of my shipment at the warehouse and ran it straight to their scanners at the depot.... amazing.... every single person in this venture pulled for me at least 140%.
FYI El Dorado Hills is 32 miles east of Sacaramento if your girls cannot find it on the map (its not listed in Ecarta). Its close to the site of the Marshall gold discovery of 1849 (49ers). Anyway, hope the mount shows up soon. My wife wants the X1 off the tacky cardboard boxes since our new Berkline seats arrived!
My wife is anxiously checking the porch now (3:23 AM) for FedEx as she wants to return her couch to its rightful resting place in the center of the living room, where the X1 and its three cardboard Banker's boxes currently reside. I have never seen her so excited about a shipment of home theater equipment!
I am in the process of determining what other objects in my home can be mounted to the ceiling or walls using the patented Mandarax X1 mount, in order to free up additional floorspace. So far I have a brief list:
I went a different route and got a tv shelf from Brookstone.
Attached it on rear wall right above head level, and put the projector and my xbox on it.
Works great. ON the Infocus X1 the keystone seems to adjust adequately for the position of the projector with no noticeable picture degrade.
Wow 39.00 just for the vcr bended plate alone.. and another "at least 60 for the bent tube.. lol.. I am not asking enough for my bracket am I.
Any keystoning degrades picture quality... Guaranteed 100%. Spend the time and adjust it properly...why buy a projector and set it up to lose picture quality? Dont take my word for it.... Check it out for yourself. Having the projector properly set up means for home theater one should have eye level about 1/3 up the screen. Boardrooms are not meant to be home theaters. but look at the design of the picture in light of its uses... If you take the X1 and shoot it from a board room table height it is offset to up to allow people to view the screen and have the image up due to the layout of the room.. In a home theater environment... to have proper height you do not want to be looking up at the picture. Case in point... next time you go to the theater... where is the middle of the screen? the middle seats are a bit lower than half way up.. the only seats that look up are the ones right in the front row. It has been my experience that the middle seats are taken up first.
The keystoning/ picture quality degradation can be proven with math if anyone is interested. Most are already aware of this so I will sieze the opportunity here to tell you that in my showroom I am going to build a rack with my mount design.. picture this...... the projector sitting "level", secure and under it ... the same mount holding up my satelite receiver.. I am making a mount that is the same design with a plate to hold source components... such as dvd players... satelite... htpc.. .. the pics with the conduit that matches the mount can be used to channel wire between devices... I will then put an isolated line to the area and tie everthing together.. .. Further it is a good idea to have components that are subject to jitter like dvd players off the floor... but only if the installation is solid.. more solid the better... Take an application, any mount to be used and see if you can move it or cause vibration... If it can deflect or vibrate...you are better off on the floor... the more solid it is the better.
I will also be installing speakers on my mount... no floor vibration...= improved audio. ..and why not have the speakers at the right height.
Screens ... I have the design for the screen frame in prototype form...get back in visualization mode again... wall mount...screen frame.. Screen can be flipped up.. adjusted to create a perfect axis to your viewing angle... and can also be adjusted up and down, diagonally, or horizontally ...
I checked earlier today and it already cleared customs and had already left the buffalo Ny depot. It pays to do the paperwork properly.
Wow six weeks old daughter ...congrats... maybe I could mod it as a diaper change mount.. AV components that can be improved by lessening vibration will be awesome on the wall. Speakers that are mounted solid also will benefit... Want the mathematic formulas?
Congrats... again on the baby... my oldest daughter is going into double digits in 3 weeks.. yipes...
Our best friends are right near your location for spring break..right now. I have a map program on the pc that the girls use.
Berkline seats.. heh I just thought of another use... close your eyes and picture this.. screw the mounting plate to the floor and use it as an adjustable foot rest. I am trying to get hilde from the show Trading Spaces to do a room with these... she loves screwin things into the walls.
I just received a distributorship for cable channeling for those who do not wish to or find it difficult to run wires into the walls...or across ceiling. Several options...several solutions. If anyone is interested give me a email....
I was asked several times about hanging instructions... and difficulty thereof...
This is going to be one of the easiest mounts to hang a projector from...
You will note from the wall mount instructions given above... that you make up the two assemblies.
I recommend that you make the connection to the knee joint last for ceiling or wall mounting... I made the stainless bolt a bit longer to facilitate this and adjusted the drilled hole through the knee joint to be a very tight tolerance when it was machined.. I also beefed up the allen wrench (which is included in the packaging to 3/16 to facilitate easier tightening of the knee joint.
IF YOU MAKE UP THE TWO ASSEMBLIES.. WHERE ALL THAT IS LEFT TO ASSEMBLE IS THE KNEE JOINT... WHETHER CEILING MOUNTING OR WALL MOUNTING ...
ALIGN AND LOCK THE ADJUSTABLE ARM TIGHT BY HAND TO PROHIBIT MOVEMENT WHILE HANGING PROJECTOR.
INSERT THE STAINLESS STEEL BOLT. TAKE THE PROJECTOR ASSEMBLY AND SLIDE IT OVER THE STAINLESS STEEL BOLT. YOU WILL NOTE THAT IT FREE HANGS WHEN INSERTED.. MAKE SURE YOU HOLD THE BOLT IN WHILE DOING THIS SO IT DOES NOT SLIDE OUT. THE TOLERANCE IS PERFECT.
THE PROJECTOR WILL FREE HANG PROVIDED THE BOLT DID NOT SLIP OUT.
JUST THREAD ON THE NUT AND TIGHTEN...
I have seen some other designs and arm fatigue is a very serious factor, or there needs to be more than one individual involved...= more risk...= unpleasant experience.
The overkill in my design facilitates confidence, ease of assembly, Do not forget how many updates there has been already on the X1... When you have to take it down for any reason all the adjustments are already there except the knee joint.... so simply just take it down by taking off the stainless steel nut... and pulling the projector down. takes a few seconds.
Use the instructions given here... NO ONE will have a problem with this
Remember this was made for the X1... it is idiot proof. Its not some universal junk.
... thread cnc machined bolts...(2) long one into the wall /ceiling mount plate.. short one into the projector mount plate. .. time to install both 10 seconds.
... place the projector mounting plate on the inverted projector and thread in the (3) hole positions and tolerances ...(perfect... no sliding adjusting crap) the holes were cut with a laser at the same time the design was cut with a cnc machine. You cant miss you just thread em in ...they align perfect the length is perfect... ( time to thread all three....15 seconds)
... put the stainless steel bolt through the drilled knee joint and attach the two assemblies with the supplied nut ... The tolerance on the hole is so perfect you will think there is threads in the hole.. this may slow you down a bit.. but I timed it at 5 seconds... thread the stainless nut on the stainless bolt... and tighten with the allen wrench provided.... holding the bolt with an adjustable... you are looking at 14 seconds ... its nyloc on the nut so it takes a bit longer but it holds the knee joint firmer with absolutely no slippage... make sure you tighten it all the way... and the nut only can go in one way due to the nyloc on one side.
Ok lets do the math... 44 seconds.
Again I only recommend for several reasons that people go into a joist, or stud .... but if you find some use of the best possible attachment device which is also provided... the toggle bolts....well.. you will note that if you use the toggle bolts the hole you drill for these is 1/2".
Read my earlier post... with the instructions here that are detailed to the extreme.
These times are accurate. I was just going at normal pace. With your alignment adjustments ...that will depend on how well you planned out your installation.
I may have a screen frame hanging from one of these mounts shortly.
This information was from another post and answered by Bob Williams from Infocus.. Some may find it useful.
"The orientation of the projector has no effect on the image quality coming out of it. However, your screen probably does to at least a small extent. Since no screen is a true lambertian surface, for a typical 1.0 gain screen the image will be slightly brighter to the audience if the projector is ceiling mounted. The higher the gain, the more pronounced the difference will be (unless you are using a retroreflective screen which is better for tabletop mounted projectors)."