This is a standard TV Cabinet from Ikea. The TV is supposed to mount on the front but we
wanted to make it slide out of the side. There was a gap of 2.5" inside the back wall of the
Cabinet which is just enough to mount a TV and our Mini TrackLinear Actuator with some
guide rails to guide it smoothly in and out. Total project cost was about $400
First we disassembled the Cabinet so we had access to the inside of the back wall. We used 2
Guide rails and attached them to the inside of the back wall, and attached the other side of the
guide rails to the back of the TV. We managed to use the existing TV mounting holes in the
TV to mount the guide rails to make it easy. The cabinet is made of wood so its easy to screw
anything onto. Once mounted we made sure the TV would slide in and out nicely and freely by
hand, because if it didn't then the actuator could damage something. The Guide rails we used
were a much longer stroke than needed but that's how you want it.
Then when the TV is freely sliding in and out then we attached the actuator at the top using 2
MB1 Brackets and electrically connected it to the 2CH-RC system (wireless remote control)
from Firgelli Auto also. There are only 2 wires to connect so its pretty easy. then we Connected
the Remote system to a power supply
We tested the Actuator and remote system first before connecting the TV to it. Now the Actuator
used is called a Track actuator that means there is a carriage that slides up and down the shaft of
the actuator, that carriage has a bunch of threaded holes in it that are used to attach things to. We
just used a piece of plastic to attach the Linear Track Actuator carriage to the TV. We drilled 2
small holes into the back of the TV and screwed this on to the plastic tab that was now mounted
to the Track actuator. The Actuator does nothing more than push and pull the TV, since the TV
is on guide rails it means the force required is minimalhttp://www.Firgelliauto.com
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