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    Hi guys I've searched this forum all over and can't find anywhere if someone has built their own projector floor box? Like say a homemade version of a terrashield or something similar? I just don't see shelling out another 3 to 400 bux on something I could build for way less. So if you have any pics on a DIY please share them!

    Thanks, JM

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    Someone posted some pictures of one they built but I am having trouble finding it. If you scroll through the garage build I think it is in there.

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    • #3
      I'll be building mine hopefully this coming week. I'll post some pics when it's done!

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        • #5
          Well heck guess I don't know how to get the pics posted.

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            Well here is my homemade projector box. Sorry some of the pics uploaded sideways. I have under 50 bux into this box and about 3 to 4 hours of time into it.
            Last edited by Meatmiller; 10-12-2017, 05:37 PM.

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            • ms244
              ms244 commented
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              If you don't mind, can you share a sketch on the dimensions of your box and a build drawing? I'm thinking of placing my projector on the floor instead of mounting it to the ceiling. Looks easier to do.

            • Tommyseb
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              Hi meat miller, do you have plans for this? I have a optoma gt1080 and would like to make something like this, did you use plexiglass or lexan for the front screen, and what drill bit did you use?

            • BPJ
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              Great job, what's the thickness of the plexiglass?

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            Very nicely done JM!

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              ms244 I'll try to take some measurements tonight for you. I really depends on what your projector size is tho and where it's cooling fans are located.

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              • #9
                Very cool! I have an older Promethian projector that has taken a few hits...I've covered it with some artificial turf and prayed it would survive...it was an ebay purchase and a great price, but I do need to protect it. Currently I am using a Spornia return net and have the projector under the netting on the base. it works well for a portable Optishot game or practice and puts up and takes down in less than 5 minutes. I can send pics if people are interested.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Meatmiller View Post
                  ms244 I'll try to take some measurements tonight for you. I really depends on what your projector size is tho and where it's cooling fans are located.
                  I agree. I'm a CAD drafter so having a footprint to start always helps. Can you tell me what you used for the enclosure fans and how they receive their power?

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by ms244 View Post

                    I agree. I'm a CAD drafter so having a footprint to start always helps. Can you tell me what you used for the enclosure fans and how they receive their power?
                    Fans are easy. I used these https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00IJ...f=yo_pop_mb_pd and you just power them from the back of your projector or an ac adaptor.

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                      I'm cutting one out on my cnc machine. Probably just as easy to do by hand, but I wanted to practice designing (and I suck at cutting straight). I can post the files when I am done if anyone is interested.

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                        What happens with a 50 foot putt does ball get some air

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Meatmiller View Post

                          Fans are easy. I used these https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00IJ...f=yo_pop_mb_pd and you just power them from the back of your projector or an ac adaptor.
                          I ordered these but I can't power them through my gt1080. Can you power through your projector?

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by dborden0 View Post

                            I ordered these but I can't power them through my gt1080. Can you power through your projector?
                            With the right adaptor you could or you could just use a usb wall charging plug to power them. But most projectors have some sort of usb port on them.

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