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Old 03-21-2009, 01:44 PM
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Default Engineers, Please look!!!!

I just recently bought a 40" flat panel samsung, and a stand that swivels the monitor 45 degrees of center either way. Its a big thing, about what you'd expect froma a tv and stand. What I want to do is make the swivel feature remote controlled,(i know, i'm lazy). If I could I'd install a small knob or switch in one of my exsisting remotes, but would be up for modding an rc remote if i had to. I need

Servo or something that will operate a pulley system remotely
A power supply
ANY AND ALL OPINIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!
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Default RE: Engineers, Please look!!!!

You said any ideas so how about a satellite dish motor? The weight of the flat panel might be an issue because it looks like the motors I see on the link below would have to be mounted sideways if you built a motor directly into your stand, but an easier way would be to make a solid mount for a motor on the stand, then devise/construct an arm that would move the swivel in either direction.

http://www.satellitedish.com/cata0057.htm
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Default RE: Engineers, Please look!!!!

I Googled it and came up with this.

[link]http://www.ergoindemand.com/large-plasma-tv-wall-mount.htm[/link]

Here is a list with several different mounts

[link]http://www.bizrate.com/tvmounts/products__keywordmotorized+flat+panel+tv+mount.htm l[/link]

Hope this helps

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Default RE: Engineers, Please look!!!!

ORIGINAL: RCKen
I Googled it and came up with this.
[link]http://www.ergoindemand.com/large-plasma-tv-wall-mount.htm[/link]
Here is a list with several different mounts
[/link]http://www.bizrate.com/tvmounts/products__keywordmotorized+flat+panel+tv+mount.htm l[/link]

Hope this helps

Ken
LOL smacking hand on forehead. Leave it up to Ken to figure it out in about 1 second. OK, but maybe I'll use the satellite motor idea for a rotating barbecue lol.
Old 03-23-2009, 12:51 PM
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Default RE: Engineers, Please look!!!!

Ya, those are a bit pricey.......I have a sweet stand already, and i just want to make it custom. I do like the sat. dish motor idea however. Weight,,,,well,,, i'd say if I pressed bearings into the swivel assembly instead of the plastic bushings it already has, a baby could swivel it. lol the tv itself weighs 20-30(samsung 40 lcd). Also, i'd like input on how i can control it from the couch. How would i communicate with a dish motor? An RC radio? too big if you ask me, for what i want it for anyway. . Any suggestions feel free and fire away. Also, if it would help, i can take some pics of the stand to help with the process.
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Default RE: Engineers, Please look!!!!

Don't satellite motors move by the remote control of the satellite box? I suppose you could buy someone's used satellite box and motor which would come with a remote control. But swiveling the TV may involve something like asking the remote to move to:

15.0° Telstar 12
18.0° Intelsat 901
22.0° NSS 7
24.5° Intelsat 905
27.5° Intelsat 907

and so on lol!

Plus, I assume the motor is powered by the coax to the motor? So You'd need the box for the remote plus for the power. And of course there's the fact you have to make room for a satellite box.

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Default RE: Engineers, Please look!!!!

You could use a small linear actuatar to make it swivel easy enough, not sure how you would remote control it though.
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Default RE: Engineers, Please look!!!!

Servo City Panning servo
http://www.servocity.com/html/spg805..._rotation.html


They have arms for it..
http://www.servocity.com/html/servo_...rbox_arms.html
Do a pull pull cable setup.

The control is up to you They list wireless controllers as coming soon.
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Default RE: Engineers, Please look!!!!

thats exactally what i was wanting to see/find. thanks alot man.
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Default RE: Engineers, Please look!!!!

Get the servo driver and you're all set: http://www.servocity.com/html/dual_servo_driver.html


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