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Advice on building a RC projector enclosure Answered

I have a video projector mounted on the underside of a moveable wood panel on my patio ceiling (see pic, the yellow plastic would be removed) that I'd like to build an enclosure for that won't break the bank. Since it is too high to reach, ideally (with some help) I can construct an enclosure for when it is not in use, that I can remotely adjust to use the projector (for example; via linear actuator or screw drive, etc.). The challenge is the projector has fans and cooling vents on the sides which need clearance to be effective, so three sides of the projector must be clear (the third is the front w/ the lens). All told, the vertical distance of movement for this clearance would be about 4-6". While I'm not well versed in this kind of small motor/arduino/circuitry construction, I'm pretty handy and am confident I can figure it out with some help. I have found many examples of RC box openers with hinged lids, but in all these hinged designs there would not be enough side clearance for the vents. I hope my description was not too confusing, I am open to any and all suggestions. Thanks!


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