Hello there, I'm Rezmason. Join me tonight as I carry out one of the most nerve-wracking and error-prone domestic challenges the world has ever seen: velcro-strapping my projector upside-down to the bottom of a shelf.

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This stupid room is my new office. At eight feet wide and ten feet tall, it's got plenty of length in the exactly wrong dimension. My projector's image, which used to cover a whole wall, now throws an image roughly the size of a flat screen TV.

Still more convenient than bolting a television to the wall or sticking it on a table! So what's the problem?

The problem is, like most projectors, mine is designed to aim upwards, as if it were placed on a tabletop. Because it's on a shelf, I need to tilt it down, and my old solution just isn't cutting it in this room.

However, if I secure it upside down to the bottom of my shelf, and configure it as an overhead projector, it will aim down instead of up, which I think I can work with.

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The problems I have to tackle are threefold:

1. the technical issue of removing the shelf, tightly securing the projector to it without obstructing its ventilation, filter access, lens or sensors, and then slotting it back into the shelf brackets;

2. cable management, as everything that plugs into the projector will be on the top of the shelf;

3. aesthetics, because if it looks like shit then no one will trust it enough to sit beneath it later

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Now I hear you shouting, "Rez, wait! What if you do all this work, and it projects to low?"

Fair point! I'll just test the throw by flipping the projector on the shelf, doing a headstand and configuring it to ceiling mode...

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This works great!

It's almost as if.... I don't need to strap the projector to the bottom of the shelf.

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This has been an actual live shot-by-shot epiphany brought to you by Rezmason Productions

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@rezmason thank you for bringing us on this wondrous journey to epiphany.

@changbai Thanks for coming along for the ride. Everyone's a winner tonight.

@rezmason hahaha thanks for sharing! i saw this image before the whole thread, and i thought "we've been there!"

i'm glad you didn't have to strap it to the bottom of the shelf! hahah

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