DIY Hidden film screen project (kind of techy but fun).

Discussion in 'Projectors and Projection Screens' started by Stefan63, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Stefan63

    Stefan63 New Member
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    I'm in progress of building a stealth home cinema and now I have come to the screen.
    Its a standard motorised film but in my room I also needed it to move sideways.
    Also I want it to disappear on top of a shallow bookshelf that is covering a full wall.
    The whole thing is controlled with a Android/IOS IoT app called Blynk and runs on a Arduino/ESP8266/Raspberry PI combo.
    If this sounds fun you can find the complete story and all the code at stockholmviews.com free to use free to spread free to develop and change :o)
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    https://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/stealth-home-cinema-screen/
     
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    This seems like a really cool project!
     
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    This is really cool, Stefan! Do you have to find a special motor that can be read by the Arduino for the sideways movement?
    I've never seen a sideways action film screen so this is very unique and interesting : )
     
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    No I use a regular linear 12V DC actuator for greenhouse ventilation. Check out my website to get all the details, I will post a simple animation in the near future that will show the linkage function.

    Kind regards/Stefan
     
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    I recently got some nice feedback from people that have visited my website that I want to share.
    Some people suggest that the same rig and software could be used to hide a TV by lower it behind a cabinet using rails and this actuator system.
    An other suggestion was to use the actuator to move a cloth or other decoration to cover the TV when not in use or why not a cinema curtain.
    The use for this project certainly do have multiple uses :)
    What's your usage idé?
     

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