Last November 4 saw the debut of Microsoft's new Kinect sensor, and it wasn't long after that fans started deliberately rearranging their living rooms to accommodate the revolutionary new gadget. The issue that many quickly came across was that the device needed room, and lots of it. Eight feet of clear floor space, in fact.

Many were informed that mounting the sensor on top of your TV set would give you an additional foot of virtual space, but with the majority of people either using wall-mountable sets, the only option was Microsoft's officially licensed TV mount...which they sold for $40. They also didn't sell the TV mount in Canada, so what other option did I have than make my own?

I took a trip to my local Home Depot to figure out what I could do with whatever odds and ends I could find in the store. The great news is I found a surefire way to make a secure Kinect sensor TV mount on the cheap, and all it'll take to make it is about 10 bucks and 15 minutes of your time.

Step 1: Materials You'll Need

Head to your nearest hardware store and fill your basket with these items:

4"x 2" Velcro strips with adhesive backs - pack of two (Industrial strength is ideal)
18"x 3/4" Velcro strips with adhesive backs - pack of two
3" PVC pipe about 2 1/2" in diameter
A square metal door sign about 5 1/2" length*

*OPTIONAL: Any firm metal or plastic plate will do. Without the metal door sign, the total price of all the remaining items should be less than $10.

NOTE: You can opt to pick up a black PVC pipe and square plate (or spray paint them black) to match the rear of your TV set.
Wait a minute... Looky <a href="http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2010/12/13/white-trash-repairs-is-this-kinected-properly">here</a>
That is AWESOME. I was wondering when my handiwork would wind up on ThereIFixedIt! I said from day one (quoted on my FB profile) that my instructions were &quot;thereifixedit.com grade&quot;. Thanks for the heads-up!
Lol. Your welcome
This worked out great for me. Instead of the sign, I used a small black tile with a curved edge on the front. I also wrapped the PVC in electrical tape to make it a little less conspicuous. Given the shape of my tv, I was actually able to get the front of the tile hidden behind the top edge of the tv, so it looks like the sensor is floating on top. Thanks for the great instructions.
Good call on the mods, twaggs! The improvements you put in are great steps forward from the odds-and-ends look of Version 1.0. Many thanks and I'm just glad that others have been able to benefit from the instructions.
Very good solution and simple to build.<br>^^
Thanks Dragonhen!

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