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    I see what you're saying, do you have a pic of where the battery needs to attach? I have an old 2x torn apart as well. For me height is an issue but depth is not. I have a new idea that is nto as stealth and does not involve motorized anything, so for simplicity sake, I'll most likely go with it. Unfortunately, its car specific, same with the motorized display. What a shame that its so hard to build something so cool.

    Oh and as far as making it flip up, if you can find some specialty springs that are "coiled" to the flip up position you could put them in with the hinge and voila!

    Good luck,

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    Just had a few thoughts... this wouldn't be hard to do. I can get aluminum cut to the 32th of an inch from a computerized router table. If we could get someone to design it in auto cad I could have the aluminum cut. The case to put it in would be the easy part. Not to dog marsjell's idea, but wouldn't all of the bars on the top of the screen make it not look as professional. Let me know what yall think about what I drew. It is not that pretty but it is an idea. Any engineers out there????



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    That's basically my plan. If I have one button for the tray to go in and one to go out, the ripped apart cdrom drive should work as it already has the motor, track and connections made.
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    ive been building the sproggy servo controller and have been having problems.

    I may be a little crap with electronics, but the circuit was taken from the pdf's, components sourced exactly to spec and the boys at uni helped me program the pic.

    yet still, no servo outputs and the led's light up in slightly the wrong order (yet more or less right sequence - implying to me that its not completely dead)

    Any suggestions people?

    replies would be much appreciated!

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    I was thinking that if someone could get this idea working, I would buy one. So heres my idea:

    there are what, 1800+ members to this board? Lets pick one very smart electronic guy, setup a paypal fund, and who ever can send 2-3 buxs to fund the "research" for creating this should send to it. I mean, if we get 100 people to fund 1-2, that should be enough to research and buy the stuff needed.

    I would be willing to part with a few buxs to help this community out! C'mon, lets really get the ball rolling!

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    I would be interested if I could be promised that the money would be used to research and produce this product. Many people have different size displays so I think there could be a way to make a universal system. If someone could put together all of the electronics and gears and not the actual case then a person could buy this and modify it. You could construct your own case to make you screen work appropriately.
    I think it would be great that we could all chip in and produce a product that cost $1000 in the stores. The person that takes on the project would even make some money if they end up with the right product. Also the people that put money into research should be the only people that would get the plans or even be able to buy one of these.
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    I have been thinking alot about this idea since it came out. I think maybe the cdrom tray idea is the best however why not use the laptop idea of stiff hinges that you move to the desired position and they stay there.
    Basically the tray (cdrom tray for example) comes out the the screen is mounted half way along the length of the tray. It could simply be flipped up to the desired position. When disasemballed a cdrom tray can be set to whereever you want to full position to be. I know it sounds confusing, I will try and scan a picture tomarrow to illustrate.
    But whichever it is let me say this, you guys on here have great ideas!

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    I've been thinking about doing what you guys seem to want for a while, but the real question is: how much are you willing to pay for the mechanism? In order to keep costs down per unit, there would have to be a large production run. Believe me, that's a lot of cash to front. And if we wanted to do just a small run, the cost of the units would be higher. So start throwing numbers around and we'll see if it is worth it.

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    I can't even believe this post is still alive! I had all but given up hope and have come close to buying a commercial unit. Keep the hope alive fellas. I'd be more than happy to pitch in a few bucks, heck its not like most of us here have thrown away money before (aka at the bar with friends). Why not pitch in even 10 bucks, if you have a job, you can most likely spare 10 bucks.

    But anyhow, thats not my call, but I will do what I can, I got an engineering friend who is semi working with me on this too. So we'll see what happens.

    Messer
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    hah, ten buxs it is! I'll match you bro!
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