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A few days ago, I posted a message that I was looking to make an LCD mount so I could use a flatscreen as a field monitor for Darthcam.

The idea was loosely based on these pictures:





So I finished the mount tonight:



About $45 in parts total. That's contrasted with $270 for the second one above. I don't have a price on the top one-- I think it's a custom piece.

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molasses
Jan. 28th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
smart cookie.
magicmarmot
Jan. 28th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
Absolutely. :)
azul_ros
Jan. 28th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
Yours looks more aesthetically pleasing also! :)
magicmarmot
Jan. 28th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
I'm all about function over form, but it just kinda happened that way.
azul_ros
Jan. 28th, 2009 08:16 am (UTC)
I hear ya on that! I have been in a few rental cars whose design was done to "look good". The features were so non-ergonomic. I hated that! And so often, I'll be doing something & think that whoever made the item could have changed a few things to make it work better. I don't have the knowledge of how to make things work better, I just realize that things are often not made to work as good as they ought to.
magicmarmot
Jan. 28th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
It's actually something that I've studied, in usability of products. It's also something that's a nightmare to do in a corporate setting because everybody has their own opinion of how things should work, and it's frustrating as hell.
luno
Jan. 28th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
That looks great! Mind sharing the recipe and sources? Did you have to do any milling/drilling yourself?
magicmarmot
Jan. 28th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
The baby/junior mount itself is a TVMP mount that I bought a while ago from what is now Cinequipt. The LCD mount is an Inland LCD mount (Model R1) from Micro Center. I had to drill out the LCD with a 1/2" bit and bought a 1/2-13 hex-head bolt to fit the deeper throat of the mount.
If I had an end mill, I probably would have flattened out the knuckle on the LCD mount a little, but I'm not gonna bitch.

I also moved the lockwasher down between the mount and the TVMP to improve the clearance, otherwise the LCD spider was binding a bit when I'd try to flip it over.

The flipping it over part is important, because a 35mm DOF adapter flips the image upside down in the camera, and being able to see it in the correct orientation on the monitor is a good thing.

Edited at 2009-01-28 05:10 pm (UTC)
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