I had a super lightweight monitor to mount in my shop for a shop computer. Here’s how I went about making a swing arm for it!
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DIYCrafts.net/plans – 24″ Acer Monitor
DIYCrafts.net/plans – Mac Mini
DIYCrafts.net/plans – Apple Bluetooth Keyboard
DIYCrafts.net/plans – Apple Magic Trackpad
DIYCrafts.net/plans – Silicone keyboard cover
DIYCrafts.net/plans – Logitech Webcam
DIYCrafts.net/plans – HDMI cable
DIYCrafts.net/plans – USB hub
DIYCrafts.net/plans – Raspberry Pi
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For a while now, I’ve been wanting to have a dedicated shop computer so that I didn’t have to bring my laptop into the shop and cover it with dust. Dust is definitely one of the biggest problems with having a computer of any type in the shop, so I decided to skip that problem completely..
For the computer, I bought a used Mac Mini on Ebay and instead of putting it in my shop, I put it in my office (which shares a wall with my shop). I poked a small hole through the drywall and fed through an HDMI and USB cable. The audio and video come through the HDMI, and the USB connects to a small USB hub which I mounted to the back side of the monitor.
Having the USB hub allows me to connect things in the shop like a webcam (possibly for live streaming from the shop?) and my X-carve (cnc machine), which is the main reason that I wanted a computer in the shop anyway.
For a keyboard and mouse solution, I’m using a small Apple keyboard and an Apple Magic Track pad (I prefer it to a mouse) both of which are Bluetooth. I cover the keyboard with a silicone cover, attached with some clear tape, to keep out dust.
Another option for the computer would be a Raspberry Pi, a small inexpensive linux computer. It would be great for surfing the web, listening to music and watching video. Unfortunately, it won’t run the software I need for for running CNC, so it wasn’t an option for me.
Concerning the monitor itself, I’m using a 24″ Acer, which only weighs 6 lbs. If you have a monitor that has considerably more weight, this type of mount will probably not be strong enough. my monitor is REALLY light and thin, so this works fine for me.
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