Recent content by nickwec

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    Wireless 12-channel Sennheiser system...How?

    So, as the FOH engineer for my school's winter production of Urinetown, I've also been given the responsibility of coordinating all our RF. We have a sennheiser system with two paddle antennas mounted atop the booth which are fed thru an ASA1 splitter into our 4 permanently mounted receivers...
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    A What-Is-It from Facebook

    Looks like it's made to pivot around that central joint...so I'd say a way to hang pipe perpendicular to another set of pipes. Either that or for just having 2 pipes on one lineset. It doesn't look like a temporary solution. That's my 2cents.
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    Motorola walkies...FCC license really necessary?

    Okay to all, will get an FCC license. We're a private school and therefore are not part of a district, but I'll definitely contact maintenance to see if we can piggyback on their radio system. Thanks-- a great help as always.
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    Motorola walkies...FCC license really necessary?

    Since my school is gearing up for our winter musical (the biggest production of the year!) the tech department is looking into picking up some walkie talkies (probably Motorola CP200s) to strengthen our backstage communication beyond the decrepit clearcom system... The CP200s that we're buying...
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    Safely hanging projectors from gym basketball hoop piping.

    Built 'em. Will post some pics later. I appreciate all the help, guys; looking forward to a long stay in the 'booth.
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    Safely hanging projectors from gym basketball hoop piping.

    I'll head to the lumber store in my town to pick up some plate steel today. Hopefully I can use maint.'s circular saw for the cuts. Any idea how I could go about boring holes through it @Footer ? I doubt a normal power driver would get to job done. Never worked extensively with steel before.
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    Safely hanging projectors from gym basketball hoop piping.

    OK, quick update. The bars in question are rated to hold more than enough weight for a projector, according to the engineer.
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    Safely hanging projectors from gym basketball hoop piping.

    @Footer, no shop class, but there is a set shop that I'm working out of -- metalwork is a no, and we're mostly equipped with a bunch of plywood considering it's the beginning of the year and our stores haven't been restocked yet. Also the focus knob is still exposed -- I can reach it just fine...
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    Safely hanging projectors from gym basketball hoop piping.

    Not just angle irons, also two 3 inch screws on each angle. It's built very sturdy and I'm less worried about it "falling apart" in the air than I am with it just "falling".
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    Safely hanging projectors from gym basketball hoop piping.

    Thanks Bill, but since this is a one time thing (and therefore my budget is quite low) I think that's a little out of our price range. I appreciate it though; more looking for advice at how to make a DIY mount as safe as possible.
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    Safely hanging projectors from gym basketball hoop piping.

    Vents are located on the sides of the projector- there's at least a quarter inch clearance between the wood and fan vents. In terms of the low end shaking the pipe, I'm not sure how much that would effect it, but since I'm also in charge of sound (I'm sort of a jack of all trades at my...
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    Safely hanging projectors from gym basketball hoop piping.

    Hi all (first post!)- not sure if this is a post for the projection forum, but I'm gonna stick it here because it's mostly rigging related. For my school's upcoming homecoming dance I've been asked to create a sort of projector mosaic on a white stone wall in our gym; I've taken 6 projectors...