The answer was in the toaster oven

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  1. Cameron Yee

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    I've been looking for a way to mount my projector to a light stand or tripod to elevate it high enough for ceiling projection mode. All this in preparation for a showing of the extended edition of The Return of the King in December, using my 73" DIY screen. I have all the major pieces from my existing photography hobby - ball head with quick release plate, light stand - but I needed a way to attach the plate to the projector. Turns out my toaster oven pan was the perfect size for the "marrying platform." Drill a hole, add a quad of vinyl bumpers for spacing, padding and grip, strap it down with a couple of velcro straps and there you have it.

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    Not the most elegant solution, but more than fine for those special occasions.
     
  2. MikeEckman

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    Very creative and a nice way to get the job done without any permanent mounts! [​IMG]
     
  3. SimiA

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    You should be proud of your ingenuity!!!

    That is very creative.

    Everything seems to be great with your neural synaptic network. Well done!!!

    Vb
     
  4. Cameron Yee

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    Thanks. I've been trying it out all this week. The only issue is when I walk around the area it telegraphs through the tripod and the image sways for a bit. This would only be an issue should someone get up and walk around the immediate area, but it's not a biggie. The only solution I can think of is to get a stand that doesn't have as long of a neck or center column. But that would really translate into a wider spread and probably not that much more stability since the floor is also suspended. I have yet to play a disc with tremendous LFE to see if that moves through the stand as well.
     
  5. SimiA

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    Oh yeah...

    "I have yet to play a disc with tremendous LFE to see if that moves through the stand as well".

    I'd be interested in your findings.

    I'm alawys looking for new ideas of how, someone says, this is an intriguing option of how to do this.

    Thanks for your input, it is appreciated.

    Cheers, Vb
     

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