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SPONSORSHIP: THE PHANTOM TABLE WITH LINEAR ACTUATORS

SPONSORSHIP: THE PHANTOM TABLE WITH LINEAR ACTUATORS

Dr. Decks is at it again with another addition to his Phantom line of automation projects. This time with the help of our linear actuators he has created an amazing table display in honour of the 2013 Superbowl Champion Seattle Seahawks!
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ANOTHER JAW-DROPPING AUTOMATION PROJECT BY DR. DECKS. PLUS AN INTERVIEW!

ANOTHER JAW-DROPPING AUTOMATION PROJECT BY DR. DECKS. PLUS AN INTERVIEW!

Here is the latest installment in our round of Dr. Decks' automation projects. The talented builder has been featured in a number of notable news sources and is the recipient of award after award for his innovative projects.

We had the opportunity to not only ask Dr. Decks a few questions about his earlier Phantom Bench project, but we also have a video of his brand new Phantom Staircase project to present.

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SPONSORSHIP: DR. DECKS' LATEST CREATION: THE PHANTOM LOUNGE CHAIR WITH 12 VOLT ACTUATORS

SPONSORSHIP: DR. DECKS' LATEST CREATION: THE PHANTOM LOUNGE CHAIR WITH 12 VOLT ACTUATORS

You're not going to want to miss out on this latest home automation project using two, 12 volt actuators.

Dr. Decks has been at it again.

This time, he uses two of our PA-14 actuators to lift a lounge chair from a deck at the push of a button. We love this because there are many homes out there that have limited space, and nearly his entire Phantom line of products speaks to this problem. He's not just making a lounge chair, but some of his other projects include a railing, a bench, a staircase that turns into a ramp, and more.

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AUTOMATED FOOTBALL THROWING MACHINE BY TEAM AFTM

AUTOMATED FOOTBALL THROWING MACHINE BY TEAM AFTM

by Ajay Arora

A high speed actuator, Arduino, code and a camera propels a football throwing machine into the future.

Students at the Florida International University have taken the standard football throwing machine to a new level with some help from Progressive Automations. The drawback to the traditional throwing machine is its inability to fire the ball towards a target that moves back and forth across a field unless the machine is manually operated. Team AFTM has found a solution with the use of an Arduino microcontroller, linear actuators and a laptop.

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LINEAR ACTUATORS - GARAGE DOOR AND SWING GATES

LINEAR ACTUATORS - GARAGE DOOR AND SWING GATES

Linear actuators are mechanical devices that have proven beneficial in home automation and design. Many designers have used actuators in residential and industrial applications to make home and business life easier. Depending upon the force requirements of the project, heavy duty actuators or mini actuators may be used.

Most projects related to garage door automation or swing gates will require the use of heavy duty actuators because of the frequency of use and the sheer weight of the doors and gates. Let’s determine how we can use actuators to automate and enhance the use of conveniences in our lives.
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SPONSORSHIP: DR. DECKS PHANTOM BENCH USING OUR TABLE LIFT

SPONSORSHIP: DR. DECKS PHANTOM BENCH USING OUR TABLE LIFT

Progressive Automations is proud to present this video from Dr. Decks using our FLT-03-2-2 Table Lift.

Home automation is about innovation. Doing something that makes you think about the possibilities in a way you never thought possible. In this highly anticipated video, Dr. Decks has built the Phantom Bench. Seems like a deck, right? At the flip of a switch, the automation kicks into action revealing a hidden bench.

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HIDDEN TV CABINET COMPARTMENT USING OUR FAST ACTUATOR

HIDDEN TV CABINET COMPARTMENT USING OUR FAST ACTUATOR

This customer used our compact, PA-15 High Speed Linear Actuator for this hidden compartment project.

One of our customers recently sent us this video. He wanted to head up a home automation project, and built this hidden TV cabinet compartment to hold his DVD player and cable box. The project uses our PA-15, a fast actuator with enough force to open and close the box. This compact actuator is also small enough to fit in the TV stand comfortably.

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THE TWITTERDOG SYSTEM: AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM USING LINEAR ACTUATORS

THE TWITTERDOG SYSTEM: AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM USING LINEAR ACTUATORS

This dynamic duo has created one of the most interesting ideas using two miniature actuators that we've seen - using Twitter.

The TwitterDog System Part I

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