Video conferencing cart

Area for developing group projects, such as workshop equipment
User avatar
smittex
Posts: 189
Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:07 am

Video conferencing cart

Postby smittex » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:40 pm

With mcsteves help, we've got a functional LCD mounted to the video conferencing cart and hooked up to the computer. There was a ceiling projector mount in the cart that needs to be modified for the sharp projector. We couldn't find any mounting screws on the larger older projectors. Instead of using the projector mount on the cart (was this the plan?) I propose we use it in the classroom to hang a projector from the ceiling.

User avatar
wammie
Site Admin
Posts: 1444
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:14 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact:

Re: Video conferencing cart

Postby wammie » Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:40 pm

I don't know what this mount looks like, but in the past we've hung the projector from a wire attached to a solid beam way above the drop ceiling, as there probably isn't sufficient support at the level of the drop ceiling. I say let's use it for the ceiling though if it works out somehow.

User avatar
paulsobczak
Site Admin
Posts: 861
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:35 pm
Contact:

Re: Video conferencing cart

Postby paulsobczak » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:01 pm

If it's this cart (I only have a shot of the keyboard) http://www.flickr.com/photos/eagletusk/ ... hotostream
Then the projector on top almost feel off during the Arduino class and I think it needs to be looked at and perhaps modified to be sturdier

User avatar
smittex
Posts: 189
Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:07 am

Re: Video conferencing cart

Postby smittex » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:42 pm

Yes, it's that dental looking cart. The projector stand was done rude Goldberg style (no offense to whoever made it.) I was thinking on the lines of having a projector lie on its back, projecting upwards, and having adjustable mirror(s) to position the image correctly on a wall. In any case, the cart will need a video splitter. It may also be pertinent to use danbackside's camera magnifying "thingie" attached to the cart, but I don't see how well that'll work yet. Some more tlc is needed on the system, so, anyone, please take a stab at it.

orion
Site Admin
Posts: 364
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:03 am
Location: Maple grove

Re: Video conferencing cart

Postby orion » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:02 pm

The hp computer that ended up on the cart was with the rest of mine that are for another project, i am taking it back.

User avatar
smittex
Posts: 189
Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:07 am

Re: Video conferencing cart

Postby smittex » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:09 pm

Thanks for letting me know. Make sure you label it so it doesn't walk off ;-)


Return to “Group Projects”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest