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POWER LIFT FOR COMPUTER STAND

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Project by Metrotek posted 05-12-2012 11:01 PM 3710 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here it is, the power computer lift for my original stand finished. It works great. In the one photo you can see the little box with the control switch. It is powered by a 9v. power supply. The drive is a small surplus DC gear head motor. I never liked moving the lid on the hinge that much so now I really don’t need to. It was awkward reaching around to the rear to operate the other adjuster that you guys have already seen.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe





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patron

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 12:53 AM

i can’t even begin to imagine
how this works
(i have a flat macbook)

but i guess you really know your stuff
and i can feel the pride in this build

glad you got it done
and that it works well

nasa next ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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ardbeg

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 01:04 AM

Metrotek,
Sorry to hear of your condition, but what an amazing device you have made. I work in the assistive technology arena and this is really neat! I would love to see a video of it in motion if you ever have the chance. Keep fighting and keep building!

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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Cozmo35

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#3 posted 05-13-2012 01:23 AM

You GOTTA post a video of this thing in action!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Metrotek

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#4 posted 05-13-2012 11:05 AM

Does anyone know how to post a video? I don’t know how long my H-P camera will film animated; I’ll look and see. The absurd rate at which it consumes batteries for stills, the video won’t be very long.
It turns out, that I really didn’t need the gear motor and in fact with the output RPM around 60 at 9 volts, it’s far slower than need be. I tried to locate a power seat set up but apparently the places we used to call junk yards just toss them out and the ford dealer would only sell me the entire base he said, for $1200.00! Can you believe this?
O’Reily’s auto parts couldn’t even give me a quote on the motor/gear box without a part number? I told them I’d take the least expensive one they could get. A 12 volt auto accessory would have easily have made that puppy turn.
Thank you all for the compliments and I’m glad you’re enjoying it; I’ll try to make a video.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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308Gap

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#5 posted 05-13-2012 05:02 PM

I just upload my videos onto photobucket and the put a link in my post. copy and paste from there.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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308Gap

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#6 posted 05-13-2012 05:06 PM

Your laptop might have a camera that does video also.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#7 posted 05-13-2012 07:08 PM

great to see you have it wired up and working …. congrats

take care
Dennis

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#8 posted 05-13-2012 08:28 PM

Metrotek great built, your one smart man ,hang in there i,ll keep you in my prayers. looking at your set up you know that might work also as a tv lift i priced those and they were to proud of them for my pocket book maybe with some different set ups may work .car power seat motors just very cleaver.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 05-13-2012 09:21 PM

it seems like a real nice lot of work well thought out and well done. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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trydntru

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#10 posted 05-15-2012 03:29 AM

Wow. You did it again, another great project.

-- It's GOOD to be King-Mel Brooks

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