Portable 65" Plasma TV (DIY Project)

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  1. Andrew_Wong

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    A really simple one but it's turned my stationary and very seldom used 65" Panasonic Viera TV into a really useful AV extension of my iPhone and MacBook Pro, by using an Apple TV.

    I can now wheel the TV anywhere in the house I need it. It's pretty fun having a TV at the end of my bed that's as wide as the bed. Let your imagination run wild with that folks :D:D:D:D

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    Gives new meaning to the word 'portable' :)
    Got more details on your CNC?
     
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    AvidCNC 60120 hardware frame.. DMM 750w servos.. Hypertherm 45XP Plasma, Chinese 4.5kW spindle.. UCCNC motion controller.. NeuronCNC THC.
     
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    Noice. Put some support legs down the back, you could then add hanging hooks/rails for shirts/towels etc on it... :)

    Might have swapped the height bolts out for screws going through the uprights though, like I recently did for the hospital-type bed table I made for the Missus.
     
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    Haha.. it's meant to be able to pretty much flush against a wall if need be, or overhang the end of my bed :leet::leet:

    The bolts make sense. What you can't see is the 25mm x 3mm flat bar inside the upright tube. The outer is 35x3mm SHS and the inner is 25x3mm SHS. With a 3mm flat bar inside.. it takes all the slack out between the tubes.. and the bolt pushes the flat bar against the inner SHS. Result is an infinitely adjustable TV height without drilling tons of holes.. and it holds the TV just fine. Also there will be a wooden box behind the TV for AppleTV, cables and such.

    Am going to play around with using my Sonos5 as a sound bar.. Have a ClassD amp module, and could end up making my own speaker sound bar.
     
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    I cheated with the uprights on the table - spec'd overall dimensions for both sets of square tubing so that there was less than 1 mm slop 'tween the outside of the inner and the inside of the outer... ;)
     
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    needs to be able to rotate for epic TATE sessions (what you said let my imagination run wild?)

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    Good work. Make sure it's pretty stable....wouldn't want it falling over over on the young-uns. I remember my old Plasmas, they were pretty darn heavy.
     
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    Hey not only do you have a portable plasma, but a heater on wheels to boot! :leet:

    Good work Andrew_Wong , like it.



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    Why not have the height adjust bold on the side instead of back? Could get it perfectly flush then and less risk of poking holes in the walls if you push back to far. The way you currently have it I doubt you would see them.
     
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    Thanks Captain Hindsight :D:D

    yes you’re absolutely right - actually the bolts will be cut to be more flush but yeah a bit of stick outS
     
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    Ikaruga? that looks like it would be pretty epic for that...

    great idea on the frame, agree that sideways bolts look like the only refinement necessary. that thing must draw a lot of power tho ... tis already hot enough up here in bris without thinking of a plasma that big running in my room!
     
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    Final post for now.. had an Ikea cabinet sitting around in the spare room. It turns out it is almost an exact fit for the base :leet:

    This is what it looks like now. I will probably take it apart and finish/paint it at some point.

    Attached to the TV are - Sonos Play5, AppleTV 4K, Rasp Pi 4, MiSTerFPGA plus Amazon Echo Dot, Anker USB charger. Plus a ZWave Multisensor for my Home Assistant.

    All the various boxes and cables are tucked into the drawers so I can just unplug 3 cables and move the whole setup (antenna, Ethernet and power).

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    Need more CNC/Plasma porn.
     
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    To celebrate 2021 and your request for CNC/Plasma porn, this is what I scored out of the scrap pile.

    It's like one of those VHS boxes where the cover doesn't match the talent therein...

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    Oh my!

    I'd be a bit on edge with that in my car, times when you really want a trailer.
     
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    That's a ute job for sure!
     
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    people forget just how practical the wagon is in this world of utes.
     

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