For those paying attention, we’ve been working on physical resources–not just digital ones–this month. If you haven’t looked at our first projector build you can click here. Since then, we decided to take the basic concept and put a little more engineering into it.
But, first principles… we still wanted to keep the build itself in line with our overarching philosophy:
- It has to be economical. Nothing too expensive. Like, of course a real “projector mount” would be great, but the cost is a little outside where we wanted to be. A good ceiling mount would be a hundred bucks, and that doesn’t take into account other things like still needing to mount the mirror.
- It has to be very configurable. We wanted to approach this from the standpoint of a normal gaming group. What if the ceiling is 9 feet instead of 8? What if the table is an inch or two taller or shorter? What if I need to be able to put it up and take it down with ease? Our builds are trying to stay within the bounds of “adjustable and removable”.
- It has to work now and in the future. In the end, it has to meet the needs of my current projector and (ideally) a new one if I get a new one. It has to put the image down edge to edge. It has to freaking work.
So, our second build here–what we did differently: