Thread: rails for sliding tv
hey guys, not strictly cnc and i'm sorry for that but i'm sure you guys will know the answer.
i'm looking to make a 24" tv slide in and out of a housing i am making. so first place i looked was at round rails but the price seems a bit high for what is going to be a cheap gimick.
can anyone think of something to use for linear motion that will happily hold a flat screen tv when extended and it not wobble all over the place?
preferably within a budget of £50. rough sizes of the rails would have been 800mm to give you an idea with around 400mm spacing between the bearings
Might be worth giving Ken Carter, Magnum (01472 353520) a quick buzz. When I converted my van into a motorhome I had some super quality sliders from there. I can't remember how much, but they weren't that dear. G.
Is the TV going to slide in/out horizontally or vertically?
Will the rails support the TV fully when it is extended?
What size / weight it the TV?
24" flat screen tv from Asda cheapo £140 jobby, and it'll be sliding up via an actuator which can lock out and take the down ward weight, all the sliders need to do is lift the tv up by about 400mm hence the 800mm rails
Wilfy, don't say you are making the TV lift out of the bed end as thats a lazy way to watch TV. The sliders I reffered to earlier will eat that job. G.
Nah not for in home it's for my boys in the back of a vivaro we just bought
24" levitating TV in the back of a vehicle - thats a bit luxurious. Bet you boys will love it. G.
What actuator are you using for this?
I dunno just some random thing I seen on ebay for around 50quid but the rails I quickly price were around that price again if not a little more. Looks like I'll have to stick some overtime in if Geoffrey's contact doesn't give me a good price.
As for it being luxurious sure it is, but it's a one time cost and its not likely we'll be going back to a car anytime soon. One of my boys is really behind on development and the other is even further behind due to prem birth and also due to the fact he has movement issues.
We both do a lot of driving and considering all the problems the boys have I don't consider a tv in the back to keep them occupied that big of a cost. I remember big long journeys as a kid with naff all to do in a car, I'd have loved a 24" tv and the way I see it is money is there to be spent, you can't enjoy it when it's sat in the bank.
Sorry to go off that wasn't a rant just can't help myself sometimes :)
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