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Thread: Transformation of a big projector to a smaller projector. (UPDATING LIVE ALL DAY)

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    Default Transformation of a big projector to a smaller projector. (UPDATING LIVE ALL DAY)

    Hello people!

    ok its time for me to do some rebuilding. I have a really oversized projector, although i really like the big beamtable i rarly use more then half of it. So its time to minimize it.

    the box is right now:

    31inches wide. (80cm)
    24inches deep. (60cm)
    26inces hight. (66cm)

    so its really big, the reason i made it this big is becouse i really like to use Auctuators to control my beam shows hooked up with a midiklaviatur its really acurate and fun to make beamshows to music. And the second reason is that i have builded a 17" LCD touchscreen on the back of the box to control the computer system wich i have also installed in the box, why?
    well i hate long ILDA cables especially after a big party to clean the cable for 3hours of variuos gin&tonic, beer and some times the worst, cigarette marks. So i decided to build a smal computer inside the box wich run the Pangolin software. And to remotely control the software i can connect to the wireless network accesspoint i installed and by WiFi controll it. Although 9out of 10 times im placed only 4meters away behind a stage or something so normally i use the USB cable directly into the FB3 card.

    Now i have also discovered that the 17" LCD monitor is not needed, couse the computer boots up as soon as i turn the main power on (keyswitch) and after 1minute i can connect via "Remote Desktop" on WiFi and through that also use midi. So the LCD monitor is basicly never used, Only thing i can think of is if there would be an system error and i cant boot up. But then i can just hook up a small 7" monitor to see the error code.

    So im going to cut the box in half on all sides. and perhaps build in the beamtable inside the box, im not sure yet, i have 2 see what seems best.

    So in 20minutes i will take the whole projectors down to the workshop and we will start the build. with my friend.

    wish me good luck. and any suggestions is welcome,
    I will update hpfully every hour with pics and some text.

    have a nice day all.. i know we will.

    here are some pics of the projector right now in my office
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    Ofc i forgott my password so i had to make a new user to be able to login through iphone.

    I tried to get me a new password with the "Lost Password" function but that stupid random question is =/(&#(&%"=(/#%IUERYPISHDFÅPSU/R)#&¤=(/"%&"%&"%=&( IDIOT thing.

    ive tried every single freakin word in that acronym and it still dosnt give the ok.

    So here is a new user.

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    Well that sucks,


    shoot a PM to spec, I'm sure he can help you

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    The attachment popup is not really suporting safari browser so i Will ser if i find any other way to upload through iPhone. The demolition is now ready so we are now scratching our heads to figure out how the new design Will be

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    Ok, the safari browser in iphone dosnt really work with the uploading popup on this forum. so i had to upload the pics to facebook first wich only takes a few seconds and then use a computer here at the workshop to download them and upload them here.

    so here are a few shots.. The firsts are from a couple of days agoo just some memorylane/RIP picture for the projectors last beam pics.

    the rest are the demolition and the 20minutes drawing of the new design.

    ill update soon again.
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    Had to get some rest so we will continue tomorrow..

    im sorry i couldent update every hour as i was planing to do but the demolition went well and now we have almoust finished the first level of the box, so tomorrow we will start cable wiring and adding the modules.

    i have a question.
    Are there dichros that pass green and reflect Blue, and then dichros that pass blue and green and reflect red?

    thats the setup im thinking of right now anyway.

    here are some more pics of the progress.

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    We started today about 5hours agoo and been working hard with metal sides and adding lifting (handles? Don't know English word) to the short side. the computer motherboard has also been attached to the bottom plate and now we are working on drilling holes for the 220volt electric connections aswell as a 3fase 32amp connection. Not really needed but last place I had a show on there where almoust no regular 220 near by.

    Still I'm wondering if someone knows, are there dichros that pass green and reflect blue And another that pass green, blue and reflect red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfourt View Post
    Are there dichros that pass green and reflect Blue, and then dichros that pass blue and green and reflect red?
    of course, laserwave and edmunds i know have reflect blue/pass green & red... and pass blue & green/reflect red since thats the setup I have

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    Time sucks... We put in about 12hours with only a 30min brake for some pizza slice and we still are not finished but well on the way.

    We will have to continue next weekend. although i think i will skip updating here
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    Why skip the updates?

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