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Old 01-31-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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Hi,

I would like to make a mount for my LCD monitor since there aren't any mounts here.

I want the mount to go up and down, left and right, far and close.

This one: here is easy to make, since gravity has nothing to do with it.

But if I want to make a similar one that also goes up and down, I won't be able to simply copy the way it moves left and right, because gravity will make the face of the monitor go all the way toward the ground. So, what can I do? How can I make it stop where I want it to stop.

I hope what I'm saying is clear, if not I'll try my best to explain. Thank you.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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How can I make it stop where I want it to stop.
Ayuh,... With either springs or tensioning bolts...
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:11 AM   #3
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As I've never worked with these, I don't know how the idea be implemented.

Can you direct me to a video or any type of illustration?
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:14 PM   #4
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Hi,

I would like to make a mount for my LCD monitor since there aren't any mounts here.

I want the mount to go up and down, left and right, far and close.

This one: here is easy to make, since gravity has nothing to do with it.

But if I want to make a similar one that also goes up and down, I won't be able to simply copy the way it moves left and right, because gravity will make the face of the monitor go all the way toward the ground. So, what can I do? How can I make it stop where I want it to stop.

I hope what I'm saying is clear, if not I'll try my best to explain. Thank you.
What do you mean by, "I would like to make a mount for my LCD monitor since there aren't any mounts here."
Where are you that you can't have one shipped to you?
If that's an issue, then it would be a good idea the mention what you are mounting and it's weight. Do you realize that a monitor has a specific mounting detail you need to match?
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What do you mean by, "I would like to make a mount for my LCD monitor since there aren't any mounts here."
Where are you that you can't have one shipped to you?
If that's an issue, then it would be a good idea the mention what you are mounting and it's weight. Do you realize that a monitor has a specific mounting detail you need to match?
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I live in Palestine - Gaza, which is near Egypt.

Shipping a mount will cost me about double the mount price itself, because mounts are heavy.

Making my own mount will even suit me better.

Anyway, I'm mounting a 22" monitor, maybe 5 Kilograms is the weight.

Yes I realize that a monitor has a specific mounting detail.

I will look more on the details later, the main thing I'm trying to solve is what I mentioned in the original post.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:12 PM   #6
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Base the design on a scissor jack for a car. The pivot points would have wing nuts you tightened at the height you want. You just need a weighted base to counterbalance the monitor.
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@Ron: I can't imagine it really, but I'll try to research on that.

@Bondo: can you tell how the springs thing would work?
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:23 AM   #8
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Check out this link:
http://www.engineersedge.com/mechani...issor-lift.htm

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But that won't work since I need to put the arm in the wall, not on the floor. Moreover, it will take a lot of space and will be overly huge.

Please see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUuNbb2Bx4A&feature=fvw (3:15-3:20)
You will see springs used, but I don't know how these springs will exactly work, how they will be connected, etc...
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A good idea has come to my mind. I can find used office chairs (which have adjustable heights) and take the gas spring used (I think they are gas springs, whatever they are they do the job.)

The question is, they are very strong! It will be hard for me to pull them down (compress them,) so is there a way to lower their strength? (maybe lowering the amount of gas will do it. But how?)
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So, you're basically looking to make something like one of these:

http://www.ergonomicbusinesssolution...roup.asp?grp=6

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Yes. And as I said before they are not available here.
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