Monitor Arm Prototype

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Project by Bud posted 1787 days ago 4293 views 23 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really wanted to try this out but didn’t want to invest much so I decided to make it from scrap ply. The ideal model would be less bulky and might be made of hardwood (I do like the look of ply though).


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#1 posted 1787 days ago

I recently refurnished my bedroom/office and thought of doing something like this for my monitor. I was going to base my design more on gyro-stabilizers used in cinema and the like. This design is pretty keen, though. Thanks for sharing. Great imagination!

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#2 posted 1787 days ago

That is very cool! As soon as I saw it I started thinking about how to use something like that or something similar in the shop or anywhere else for that matter. Thanks a lot for this post. hope you send more our way.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 1787 days ago

My fist thought was to make one for my laptop that I use to watch Fancast on my big screen. Very cool and good thinking outside the box.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#4 posted 1787 days ago

Bud, Now that’s cool. When I first saw it, thought it was something for the space shuttle. Great design and that gave me some ideas. Thanks for sharing.

-- John @

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#5 posted 1787 days ago

Nifty piece of engineering!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 1787 days ago

Hey Bud, I’m with you on the ply look. Unless it’s going into some prissy office, the ply gives it a great man cave feel.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#7 posted 1787 days ago

When you get a monitor on it, could you post a pic? I can’t figure out how it’s gonna hold a monitor. Sorry, it’s a dumb blonde thing. It looks great though and I’m impressed that you designed and built something so complicated.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#8 posted 1787 days ago

Hey Bud
very cool design ,It opens the door to a lot of uses, I think I’ll make 4 for oil changes on my truck LOL.
Great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1786 days ago

Very nice.

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#10 posted 631 days ago

Very nice. I was thinking about something for individual video DVD monitors in the house, and I think something like this design would fit the bill.

And also like the use of plywood, an under rated material—after all plywood Eames Chair will go for a few grand.

-- Great minds discuss ideas, mediocre minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people.

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