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post #1 of 4 Old 06-25-2015, 08:51 AM - Thread Starter
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DIY projector lift with high WAF

I'm not sure if this is the correct area in the forum but it seems right to me.
4 years back, while living in Greece (I'm now in Australia) I decided to create a lift so the projector would be hidden when not in operation and could fit into the space nicely.



The box was created from 4mm plywood which kept it quite light.
The idea was that the projector would sit on the bottom of the box as if it was on a shelf



The motor was taken from a scrap yard and if I recall I paid about 5 euros for it.
It's from the windreen wipers of a Fiat Punto. These little motors are very robust, strong and can move either clockwise or anti-clockwise depending on the current you feed them.



The way it worked was that the top rod would rotate, allowing the wire to be wraped and unwraped resulting in the bottom part of the box to move up and down.



Two "stop switches" were installed which were set to turn off the motor when reached a specific position when going down or lifting up.



The rails were from heavy duty shelving racks with bearing.
Overall it cost me around 60 euros which was pretty great considering the ready solutions.
One thing I never got round to doing was changing the manual switch with an RF remote.
The end result was this:


The wife was happy so the goal was accomplished

Projector: Epson EH-TW3200, Screen: Visivo Electric Screen PRO 117"
AVR: Yamaha RX-V2081
L/R Speakers: Yamaha NS-690III, Center: Yamaha NS-670,
L/R Surrounds: Yamaha NS-30X, Front Heights: Klipsch RS-25
Subs: Klipsch RW-12D, Crystal Acoustics THX-12 SUB
Source: Laptop - MPC-HC & ffdshow
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That's really well done! I think the addition of RF makes a lot of sense

Where in Oz do you live? I spent some time in Brisbane-Cairns in college, and my wife and I did the east coast for our honeymoon a couple years back.
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Thanks. I'm currently in Sydney. Moved here 2.5 years ago. Cairns must be a very nice place for a holiday. It's on my list!!!

Projector: Epson EH-TW3200, Screen: Visivo Electric Screen PRO 117"
AVR: Yamaha RX-V2081
L/R Speakers: Yamaha NS-690III, Center: Yamaha NS-670,
L/R Surrounds: Yamaha NS-30X, Front Heights: Klipsch RS-25
Subs: Klipsch RW-12D, Crystal Acoustics THX-12 SUB
Source: Laptop - MPC-HC & ffdshow
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Hi, I came by this thread by curiosity, but unfortunately, the images links are all broken

-Matt
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