Mounting projectors outdoors

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Mounting projectors outdoors

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I was wondering if anyone had any good DIY ideas for rain proofing a projector mounted outdoors? It's a Sanyo PLC-XP55 that i am going to be mounting to a tree with a wall mount bracket and would like to weatherproof it a bit, but don't want to spend a ton of money doing it if possible. It's going to be part of an install at a music festival this summer in the chill out area and will be set up for close to a week outdoors. I would just like to prevent any rain that might drip down from the trees to get into it. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Build a roof and mount it over it... Cheap and maybe +1 hour work while mounting.
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There's companies that make enclosures. I've also seen people make enclosures out of a rubbermaid container

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Or just use what is lying around ;)
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Professional enough! :D
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DayVeeJay wrote:There's companies that make enclosures. I've also seen people make enclosures out of a rubbermaid container

That's kind of what i was thinking. I like the idea though of putting some fans in for air circulation. Seems easy enough to rig up.

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i got a similar design i am gonna build soon in prep for summer tour , it's basically the same design as above but with a fine tuning system so i can pan & tilt after having rigged the platform.

And filters on that air intake , which are easy to take out from outside without messing up the mapping , blow them out , put them back.

At some point was also thinkin to add an arduino with a wifi module and a temp sensor , for those hot summer nights where all the feets stomping dust could clog up the filters really fast .
I got so way more concerned with dust as with rain at some point , it gets everywhere :/

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Assuming the projector will stay overnight, I would recommend adding a larger fan(s) to blow on the rig at night through sunrise to help prevent condensation an dew build up in the early morning.

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