There is almost nothing better than coming home from a long day at work and sitting on the couch, and flipping your favorite show on the TV. Television technology has definitely come a long way. We have TV’s that can connect to the internet, and ones that you can even play apps on. We’ve also developed bigger TV’s as time has gone on. They’ve gotten thinner, but with much more screen space. This means that they take up even more of the space in our living rooms. This guy decided he wanted to store his TV completely out of sight when he wasn’t using it. So he designed his own way to store his TV This is brilliant!
So here is what the room looks like without the TV Pretty bare right?
With the press of a button though, a TV descends from the ceiling!
It looks like he just took a set of drawer sliders and attached them to the back of the TV. Pretty simple, but incredibly cost-effective and simple.
The sliders guide the TV perfectly back up through the hole in the ceiling. Having the TV up in the ceiling would be great for convenience.
Instead of going out and buying a brand new motor just for this, he repurposed an old garage door motor attached to an empty wire spool.
The whole system operates with pulley’s and a counterweight. When the TV is down, this counterweight is pulled up.
The TV sits up in the attic.
These pulleys are used to help raise and lower the T.V.
The pulley wire runs through this old garage door motor which controls the T.V. movement.
While this may seem like a simple thing to set up, this pulley system is actually pretty complicated. There are multiple axles set up to support the weight.
The pulley system helps distribute weight to multiple points, making the lifting and lowering of the T.V. much more efficient.
This counterweight allows the pulley to work efficiently and balances weights out so the T.V. drops down successfully.
This project turned out great. I would love to do this to my home.
While this project is pretty simple, figuring out the pulley system would not be. You have to make sure all the weight is balanced, and that nothing is strained during the operation of the motor. Having the T.V. out-of-the-way when having company or trying to clean would be a huge benefit. Also, it just looks really damn cool. You’d definitely have to have confidence in your build though, because if that T.V. falls it’s surely going to be destroyed.
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