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    what kind of material to use

    Ok people,

    I'm looking for a material which WILL bend but "wants" to be straight... I don't think I'm making any sence, but I don't know how to explain in english....

    look at this ani:


    the black line represents the material I'm looking for and is attached to the blue blok. the blue block moves back and forward making the material slide in and out. This material needs to be stiff enough to push up my 12.1" TFT, but also needs to be "bendable" enough to make the tight turn....

    any ideas??

    thanx,
    Marsjell

    ohw btw I was thinking of using a strip of some kind of fiber material, any idea if this will work, or where to get it?
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    Re: what kind of material to use

    well, that was a hard one... if you are handy with the tools, try to make a carport like design

    have 2 rails and the carport between them....

    i would go for some kind of wire, but thats more to pull than push...meabye a bicycle chain involved?

    try to make a pic where i/we can see where the screen goes

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    the screen will go on the side of the blackline, where the blue box isn't connected.
    A chain won't work as it wil "rippleup" also, it needs to be as thin as possible... well 2 or 3 mm won't matter, but 6 or 7 is too much.
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    Take apart some power antennas and use the plastic strip...

    Or, most RX-7s came with sunroofs. Find one in a wreckers and remove the metal bead line used to actuate the roof. That stuff is exactly what you want.
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    thanx, I'll look into that....
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    well how about spring steel, such as from an tape measure?
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    not saying to use a tape measure cause that material is in a U shape when viewed from cross section, but spring steel such as in constant force springs. You can get it from www.smallparts.com or mcmaster.com
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