Instructables
Want to mount your LCD projector to the ceiling? Don't want to spend $100 or more?
You will need:
1. LCD Projector
2. Generic speaker wall mount kit (internet, ebay, swap meet, hardware store... $3-$20. Usually have two in a kit)
3. Drill with assorted bits
4. Pop riveter with rivets or equivalent (Use long rivets 3/4"-1" long)
5. Really long computer monitor cable (www.pacificcable.com)
6. Plastic plate 1/4" thick +/- big enough to cover all the mounting holes on the bottom of your projector (hardware store or www.tapplastics.com... less than $1)
7. Screws 3/32" about 0.5" long (Special size to fit in the mounting holes in bottom of projector)
8. Screw driver with assorted screw bits (philips & hex head in a bunch of sizes)
9. 1/4" washers for rivets (1/4" hole... not the outside diameter)
 
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Step 1: The mount

Picture of The mount
Get a generic speaker wall mount kit. I have done this the metal and the plastic ones, both work just fine. You can get them online, ebay, or just about any hardware store for under $20

1. Take the speaker mount apart with hex head screwdriver bit.

Step 2: Plastic plate

Picture of Plastic plate
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The plastic plate can be any type of plastic or synthetic piece. I used this really light plastic that is kinda like foam.

Line up the mount in the middle of the plate and mark the holes with a permanent pen.

Drill holes in the plastic plate that line up with the speaker mount... mounting holes.

Using a pop riveter attach the plastic plate to the speaker mount. You might have to use a small washer to give the rivet a good foundation to grip into. When you do the pop rivet you have to go from the bottom up... otherwise you might run the rivet into the projector later.


hypershrimp5 years ago
I took a old 14 inch CRT monitor base and put a piece of wood on top. Now and swivel it which ever way i need to.
riglertke5 years ago
I did the same thing in my classroom. The one thing that I added was a safety catch. I put a hook on the plastic and on the ceiling and attached a small chain. With kids around you never know if they are going to try to jump and touch it and then the whole thing fall down. Thanks for you ideas.