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Mk II Projector mount

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Timh, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. Timh

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    As some of you know, I have lowered my screen 7 " to make the viewing more comfortable, to get around this I had to mount my centre speaker into a cabinet.
    The only downer in this was I had to angle my projector to get the image to fit the screen, this how ever forced me into using keystone -4 :eek:
    As many have said, you should try not to use keystone as this degrade's the picture quality, hence the reason for a MK II mount.
    I could have just made the shaft longer but I thought, what the hell, let's go the full hog and make a new mounting plate and paint it silver to match the AE100 :D
    Here's a photo of it primered, am I sad or what?
    I hope I haven't bored you to much.
    More photo's to follow.
     

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    Not sad at all Tim. There will be people very greatful for this pic.

    What is the mount made from? I can see the plate is a bit of metal or summit, but what is the tubular section?

    Cheers m8y!
     
  3. Timh

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    Retro

    The plate and tube are alluminium, the plate being 3mm thick and the tube is 45 mm diameter. Painted with spray paint Plast-Kote.
    I designed it to take the cables through the centre of the tube, have you any comment's about running mains cable's with video cable's, it is only for 16".
    I did consider adding an extra tube just for the main's cable.
    The small correction's for adjusting the projector are made with 4mm x 40mm setscrew's. into the projector.
    I will add a photo of the finished mount in the morning, when the paint has hardend off.
     
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    If you can run the mains and video cables down oposite sides of the tube, just make sure they are not bunched too close together.
     
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    Looks good mate... nice one.

    just one thing....... the tubular mount in the pic..yeh?......

    how much is that house in the paper!:D


    :D :D :D




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  6. Timh

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    Retro, Thank's

    Taz, £154,950 :D no cinema room, so it's to expensive.
     
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    Thanks mate..:D

    great bit of DIY by the way.... nice to see.


    Taz.:cool:
     
  8. Timh

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    Take a look.
     

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    very nice tim
    cant wait to see a pic of it up:cool:


    carl
     
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    Heres a photo of it up.
     

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    Look very good mate how is it fixed in the cieling??


    Taz.:cool:
     
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    Taz

    I screwed it to the joist with large wood screw's, I think it would hold my weight, but I wont be testing it out :eek:
     
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    Just noticed your method of adjusting PJ orientation. ie the long bolts and the double nuts. Simple yet effective. I'll be incorporating that into my own diy effort when hell freezes over, which seems to be the estimated delivery time of my PJ!!:mad: :D
     
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    I would have liked to of used a universal joint or something like a head of a camera tripod, but they are just to big.
    I am going to keep my eyes open when in DIY stores. just in case I see something I can addapt.
    The double nut was the cheapest and simplest way of making adjustments for now.
    I also included a nut and washer against the projector to stop the bolts turning out by them selves.
     

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