Introduction: Hanging Computer Monitors on the Cheap
So i work for the federal government as the audio engineer here at the department of commerce in washington d.c.
a couple of months ago, i was given the task of renovating the the auditorium soundbooth and sound system.
the space has been neglected for the past 40 years so it is in serious need of an update..
this is just a tiny portion of the project...
our budget is very limited so i could not afford the $500.00 commercial solutions when it come to hanging computer monitors on the wall..
this is what i came up with..
for about 3 bucks worth of parts and some labor, the monitors are secure and quite flexible..
Step 1: The Materials
i picked up a 10 foot length of 1/2 inch conduit, 12 conduit clamps and some 1 1/4" heavy duty plumbers tape from the electrical shop
Step 2: The Build
i attached the conduit to the overhead using the clamps. the conduit was set in paraell about 3 inches apart. i had to raise it off of the 2x4 using 5/8 inch plywood. this allowed a gap for the monitor hangers..
Step 3: Attaching the Monitors
the monitors seem to have a back plate with a VESA 100mm x 100mm plate for attaching them to the table stands, i removed the plate.
then i took the plumbers tape and bent it into a hook shape and attached the new hooks to the back plate..
Step 4: Hanging the Monitors
with the conduit rails up and the hooks attached to the back plate, the back plate fit neatly on the rails. the bolt protruding to the rear allowed for the plate to be locked to the rails while allowing it to slide freely along the rails.
Step 5: Attaching the Monitors to the Plate.
the monitors i am using are a 24 inch HP type, this is super conveinient as the monitors can simply be slid onto the plate..
Step 6: Adding Other Monitors
using the VESA mount holes, it is easy to attach the hooks to the rear of any monitor...
this was a very simple project and i saved the government about 500 bucks on this tiny aspect of the project.