Title

Automated Projector Mount

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Abstract/Artist Statement

My design concept holds its beginnings from a need that arose at my local church. Recently the youth group bought a digital projector which needs to be mounted on the sanctuary ceiling. A chandelier is mounted near the projector screen, requiring the projector to be suspended about seven feet below the ceiling in order for the chandelier not to interfere with the projection. When the projector is not in use it must be retracted up to the ceiling so that it would not block the chandelier. The project is to create a projector ceiling mount that will automatically retract the projector with the use of a motor device and a wireless switch. This device must be accurate in retaining the original projector positioning, and would have to automatically stop upon reaching either the fully extended or fully retracted position. Since the projector will be hanging in the front of the sanctuary the design must be aesthetically pleasing. Safety is of prime concern; the mount must be constructed so that it could not accidentally fall, causing injury to a person. The Automated Projector Mount Project focus is maintained on the following three main criteria: mount function, safety, and aesthetics. This projector mount and its housing is custom designed to fit into the attic of the church building at hand. The final product, drawings, engineering analysis and report are the deliverables that must be submitted at the end of the senior year.

Location

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Start Date

6-5-2006 2:00 PM

End Date

6-5-2006 3:30 PM

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Automated Projector Mount

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

My design concept holds its beginnings from a need that arose at my local church. Recently the youth group bought a digital projector which needs to be mounted on the sanctuary ceiling. A chandelier is mounted near the projector screen, requiring the projector to be suspended about seven feet below the ceiling in order for the chandelier not to interfere with the projection. When the projector is not in use it must be retracted up to the ceiling so that it would not block the chandelier. The project is to create a projector ceiling mount that will automatically retract the projector with the use of a motor device and a wireless switch. This device must be accurate in retaining the original projector positioning, and would have to automatically stop upon reaching either the fully extended or fully retracted position. Since the projector will be hanging in the front of the sanctuary the design must be aesthetically pleasing. Safety is of prime concern; the mount must be constructed so that it could not accidentally fall, causing injury to a person. The Automated Projector Mount Project focus is maintained on the following three main criteria: mount function, safety, and aesthetics. This projector mount and its housing is custom designed to fit into the attic of the church building at hand. The final product, drawings, engineering analysis and report are the deliverables that must be submitted at the end of the senior year.