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Dynamic projector mount project : design document Kwan, Andy; Ye, Dante; Rahmanian, Siamak; Karimbil, Smaran


Our client, Tim Herron, who works at the BC Hydro Theatre in the UBC CIRS building uses multiple projectors for visualization presentations that require more than one projecting image. The projectors are currently mounted to the ceiling via unistrut fixtures; these hang at a height of 4 meters above the ground. This results in a great deal of inconvenience when adjusting and configuring the orientation of these projectors. To solve this problem, we have designed and created a dynamic projector mount that is remotely controlled. Our projector mount will allow users to adjust the positioning of one or more projectors using touch control on an iPad. This is done via electric motors coupled with mechanisms using belts and pulleys to pan and tilt the projector mount. The motors are controlled using a microcontroller that receives signals from an iPad through wireless technology. Our current prototype has fully functional pan movement and functional tilt movement that can be further refined and optimized for a fully operational prototype. The total cost of this projector mount is $1155. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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