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    Default Any unique ideas to mount my P10 matrix screens?

    Hey guys! So i am building 2, 56 P10 panel matrix screens to put up on my 2nd story windows like you can see in the pic i attached.


    I am having a hard time coming up with an idea to mount them. They are pretty heavy so hitting headers and strong beams is a must obviously but i was also thinking of dividing the screens in half and mount them butted up against each other and maybe running L brackets along the inside of the window along the frame being the screens will be out and theres a strong divider between the sets on each window.. Just can't seem to set my mind on a definitive way and would love to hear any ideas you guys have. thanks!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pkz9gedzys...%20PM.jpg?dl=0


    original windows - https://www.dropbox.com/s/uvbjcmcfqj...dows.jpeg?dl=0


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    I'm doing this boarderless and just adding 1x3 supports in the back

    but i can spilt the screen up like this so its 2 separate sections and then just join the data once mounted - https://www.dropbox.com/s/2oi4baogtb..._0614.JPG?dl=0
    Last edited by brichi; 02-06-2018 at 01:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Any unique ideas to mount my P10 matrix screens?

    I'd look at extruded aluminum channels. They'd be lightweight yet strong and wouldn't rust. Wood would be too heavy and plastic isn't strong enough.
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    Default Re: Any unique ideas to mount my P10 matrix screens?

    i should've mentioned, I'm doing this boarderless and just adding 1x3 supports in the back

    but i can spilt the screen up like this so its 2 separate sections and then just join the data once mounted - https://www.dropbox.com/s/2oi4baogtb..._0614.JPG?dl=0
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    Default Re: Any unique ideas to mount my P10 matrix screens?

    How are you waterproofing them? At least the typical ones that people buy are indoor panels and need to be in an enclosure to protect them from the elements.
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    Default Re: Any unique ideas to mount my P10 matrix screens?

    3M makes a clear wrap i have it wrapped in, works great

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    Default Re: Any unique ideas to mount my P10 matrix screens?

    Quote Originally Posted by brichi View Post
    3M makes a clear wrap i have it wrapped in, works great
    Do happen to have a link to what you used.

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    Default Re: Any unique ideas to mount my P10 matrix screens?

    yes, heres a link to the thread I made about the material and links to the cover, I like it so far - http://doityourselfchristmas.com/for...ing-P10-panels

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    Default Re: Any unique ideas to mount my P10 matrix screens?

    Yes but it appears the backside is still fully exposed to the weather, along w/ all the wiring, power distribution boards, and Pi/BBB.


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0vbjsi5tv..._0550.JPG?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2oi4baogtb..._0614.JPG?dl=0

    Not trying to hate on your idea, not saying it will not work, I have used the stuff on the windows of my home before too.

    It just does not seem to be possible to full seal the front and rear, you seem to have exposed ends of mounting bolts through the wood, wood itself is porous and it getting wet would compromise the double sided tape sticking as the kit is designed to be installed inside the home, not outside, exposed to the weather. And I would think the heat from the Pi/BBB would cause some issues too, not sure how warm the P10 panels get when in operation either. It is an awful expensive gamble on something that is only 0.75 thousandths of an inch thick
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    Default Re: Any unique ideas to mount my P10 matrix screens?

    if your shutters are strong and securely fastened, use them. Run Z channel along top and bottom, slide the panels in.

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    Default Re: Any unique ideas to mount my P10 matrix screens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruppro View Post
    Yes but it appears the backside is still fully exposed to the weather, along w/ all the wiring, power distribution boards, and Pi/BBB.


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0vbjsi5tv..._0550.JPG?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2oi4baogtb..._0614.JPG?dl=0

    Not trying to hate on your idea, not saying it will not work, I have used the stuff on the windows of my home before too.

    It just does not seem to be possible to full seal the front and rear, you seem to have exposed ends of mounting bolts through the wood, wood itself is porous and it getting wet would compromise the double sided tape sticking as the kit is designed to be installed inside the home, not outside, exposed to the weather. And I would think the heat from the Pi/BBB would cause some issues too, not sure how warm the P10 panels get when in operation either. It is an awful expensive gamble on something that is only 0.75 thousandths of an inch thick
    thats not the final look or build thats in the pics, the screen is completely wrapped and the the double stick tape does not get wet being its covered by the plastic plus the kit i have is the "outdoor" one, not indoor. None of the wood or components are getting wet. i had it outside for weeks in my backyard during the horrible weather we have been having between tons of rain and snow and 0 degree days and its still running like a champ, lol

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