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BUILDING AN AUTOMATED STANDING DESK WITH OUR TABLE LIFT SET

BUILDING AN AUTOMATED STANDING DESK WITH OUR TABLE LIFT SET

Sitting for long periods of time is never a good idea; it can lead to many health issues including obesity, increased risk of cancer, shorter life spans and long term posture problems.  But for some it’s a part of their daily life, primarily those working a desk job that requires sitting at a computer all day. While it is recommended to take breaks and walk away (literally) from your work throughout the day, some people just don’t have the time to do that. That’s where a standing desk comes in, letting you stand and stretch your legs without leaving your desk and losing valuable work time.

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AUTOMATED SECRET BOOKCASE DOORS PROJECT

AUTOMATED SECRET BOOKCASE DOORS PROJECT

Bruce McArdle shares with us how he designed and built his own automatic secret bookcase doors.

This project describes how I used an Arduino, motor controller and linear actuators to allow automatic opening and closing of a pair of doors (secret doors; secret bookcase doors!). The bookcases were hand made to support fully loaded shelves and have a unique hinge and slide mechanism so the bookcases look like they are resting against the outside wall. Continue reading

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SPONSORSHIP: NICE BOX CUSTOM DESIGNED SNEAKER BOX

SPONSORSHIP: NICE BOX CUSTOM DESIGNED SNEAKER BOX

We wanted to share a very cool project that we sponsored recently. Nice Box is a company that creates special customized storage boxes, specifically custom sneaker boxes, for customers. The company was started by Cedric Townsend and he utilized our actuators and control systems to help bring some of his creations to life. He's built specially designed boxes for athletes and celebrities such as Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and Andre Drummond.
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SPONSORSHIP: DR. DECKS PHANTOM BBQ PROGRESS REPORT

SPONSORSHIP: DR. DECKS PHANTOM BBQ PROGRESS REPORT

Dr. Decks has been one of our most valued customers for a long time and we have worked together on a number of exciting automation projects together in the past. We are partnering up again and working on an addition to his line of "Phantom" devices, this time the Phantom BBQ. Previous "Phantom" creations that we have worked on together include the Phantom Bench, Phantom Lounge Chair and Phantom Staircase. All of these creations involve having outdoor furniture and appliances that are able to appear and disappear at the press of a button, giving customers more space in their backyard and saving them the hassle of setting up and putting away all those appliances manually.
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THE TOP FOUR EASY AUTOMATION PROJECTS

THE TOP FOUR EASY AUTOMATION PROJECTS

Life is hard. Nobody needs to be told (or reminded, really) just how hard it is. The goal is to make it a bit easier. The automation projects we provide you with here will hopefully do just that – make your life easier. That doesn’t mean that only when everything is installed, your life becomes easier. Installation should be an easy process, too.

Here’s our top four picks.
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IMPROVING SOLAR PERFORMANCE WITH A SUN TRACKER

IMPROVING SOLAR PERFORMANCE WITH A SUN TRACKER

Guy Marsden tells us about linear actuators for his solar panel tracking system and sustainability.

by Guy Marsden

As someone who is very committed to living sustainably, I have done a great deal to reduce my energy footprint, both by increasing the efficiency of my Maine home and workshop and by adding solar heating and electric systems that I designed and installed myself with the help of friends, neighbors and family. I blog about my sustainable exploits on my website.
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HEAVY DUTY LINEAR ACTUATORS FOR XTAL'S GUN SAFE

HEAVY DUTY LINEAR ACTUATORS FOR XTAL'S GUN SAFE

Texas A & M Uses Heavy Duty Linear Actuators for their Diamond Weapon Safe

Gun safety is an all-important issue today, and four students from Texas A & M have created a gun safe system that individually locks each weapon. This keeps the weapons that a person does not want to use safe and secure.
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