The rotable monitor-mount
I'm very glad that I got this baby at Ebay - it arrived Saturday, the 11th May 2002 and it looks perfect! It was originally mounted in a Quadro-cabinet (A commercial cabinet that had a switch to play 4 different games on it), don't know if these are popular in the US also, at least they were more or less popular in Germany. These standard-cabinets are most time very ugly as you can imagine, I'll surely have more fun with a selfmade-one.
This is the monitor mount how it would get build into the
cabinet. The monitor sits on the blackmetalseat.
Somehow it reminds you of a bycicle-tyre, doesn't it? This thing is really big, I wanted to
go with a 19" monitor for this is the most classic size, and this should fit perfectly. I'm not
sure if the mount was even ment for a bigger screen. The motor was stated to work with
24V, but I tried 12V and it works like a charm! It draws 0,8A -1,5A current, when you
hold it very firmly - this motor is really strong!
this picture we are in horizontal position. If you
look closely you could see the many
Here you can see how the bycicle-tyre is leaded.
One of the two position-stoppers. There are two microswitches
that are activated for each position. I currently haven't found out
so far how I'll implement these - on is connected and the other
not in this position.
This is the motor-pcb ("Motorplatine Quadro-Games") suited for this mount. Actually I don't know how this was meant to be, but found out how I could use if for my purposes anyway. Some relais were really bad so I swapped two of them. A few weeks later I found out that the last relais was junk, too.
On the top you see the modified motor-pcb, below this is a caramp I really got cheap for $5. The wires are a bit messy at this point. See the green switch hanging over the amp? Depending on its position the monitormount rotates to horizotal or vertical and then degausses the tube automatically. The switch will be soon replaced with an USB-interface, so I can write my own frontend that rotates automatically regarding which game you choose.
Here in the horizontal position. The picture is a bit blurry.
Vertical position, would be a shame not to include this orientation!