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Thread: DVD behind screen?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2004

    DVD behind screen?

    Has anyone ever created or designed a screen setup where the monitor (flushed in a double din sized opening or slightly larger) is either motorized or on hinges(like this Eclipse AVN2454)so that it folds down to reveal a slot loading DVD drive?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Grapevine, Tx
    thats alot of trouble. setting up a simple motor with switch activation or program activation isnt fun.
    can be done but big possibility of the motors burning out quick, you gotta set up a curcuit for when the motor stops, other wise youll end up with a burnt out motor in no time or stripped gears.
    youll have to set up some resistors to keep from overloading the motors and probably a gear system as well. Try getting a book on robitic curcuitry, it will give you examples of gears, ratios, resistance levels, and if nothing else you got a good book of curcuits that you could have fun with and play with.
    Only way i know of the pain is from highschool robotics.
    I would say set up some string through a pully system sending them to one motor and allow the screen to fold down instead of pushing it up, reduces the strain on the motor scince youll only have stess on the motor going one way and youll have fewer moving parts. Youll still need to set up the timer cuircut or a tension curcuit for it to cut off so the screen wont go to far down and the motor wont still be pulling on the screen when its in place.
    But it would be bad a$$ if you got it working w/o flaws. let us know how it works out.
    If you need help, shoot a message twards me ill see what i can do to help.

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I would look into line of controllers and servo motors, that would be a very simple task of making a controller run a motor until some conctact was opened/closed by the screen as it reaches the point where the dvd slot is exposed and also the other way up again.

    Although it seems simple to me, you should probably have some craftsman skills and also some programming ability.

    I would probably go with a basicx controller to manage the whole thing.

    Not doing carpc anymore

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Does anyone have any ideas on how to do a clean NON-motorized install? Like a good set of spring hinges and a nice "catch" with a release button.
    If you have any ideas, pictures and links to the objects are appreciated.

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