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Anyone ever made a base for a Tv that slides in and out of a cupboard by remote operation?

I have built in wardrobes to the ceiling in my bedroom, and am thinking of fitting the top cupboards with a smallish TV (maybe 32"), but the mechanism would need to slide a platform out pushing the doors open as it goes and then close the doors again when it was retracted.
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Perhaps you could start by dismantling a cuckoo-clock?
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Sounds like the perfect project for Oliver (@Gaffboat)...................
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It would be a bit difficult following a program while the TV is bouncing up and down on the end of a spring, so for that idea.... NO.

Yeah, its definitely Oliver territory.
I can do all the work but I have no idea (in terms of descriptions) what I need to order.

And then theres the hydraulic / geared/ cable operated debate to await.
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...I would call it a "first generation inner-outer TV sliderator version 1.3" with optional "bi-directional door handling gizmo"...


I would use a couple of drawer slides, a platform between them, with rounded front corners (capped with some kind of poly edging) to slide the doors open.

You can probably use an old convertible motor and actuators, something like an old Chevy...that will slide the TV in and out with plenty of power. I'm sure there are other mechanisms better suited.

The doors should be on a spring hinge so they can close when the TV slides back in...

I would add an automatic timer that sounds a "cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo" on the hour... (thanks to Cerdal for the idea)
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Not too many chevy breakers around here.
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I think there are a lot of “what ifs” involved, Bob. Some fundamental questions would include how much space you have to work with, and a how far out the TV needs to move. There needs to be room behind or under the TV for the push/pull mechanism, and the space required for it will depend on how it is made.

Sliding in and out could be done merely with a platform attached to drawer slides or, more difficultly, with a rail system. You could probably use something like this 3D printer rail set which has rails, a lead screw, and stepper motor to move the TV platform. The cost would be under $40 US, so it isn’t a significant investment. The weight to be shifted may be an issue, and I have no idea about what type of controller device is needed.

The automatic opening and closing of the doors will be the easiest problem to solve.
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With a flat screen TV, you're probably only looking at a couple of inches needed to move the TV out of the cabinet - I'd consider something like the mechanism of a scissor jack, the lead screw can have stops for fully open/fully retracted. Opening the doors could be accomplished by using a gas spring lift, the hinged end mounted to the back of the door and the moving end fixed to the extending mechanism so that moving the TV in and out would automatically open and close the doors. No need for springs on the doors as they would move with the TV. You would have to lay out the lifts so that you get enough movement to open the doors within the travel of the TV. Now, if you wanted the TV to swivel too..................
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@sunnybob

This sounds like a fun project...I have an idea...

A contest is held, prototypes are made, winner is chosen...Sunnybob provides an all expense paid vacation in Cyprus, on his motorcycle...
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It's all been done...
https://www.accuride.com/en-us/products/1234
https://www.accuride.com/en-us/searc...V%3A+TV+Swivel
That sort of hardware is often found in conference rooms etc.
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