New – where to get everything you need to make your own electric roller shades

  It can be a real challenge to find everything you need to make your own electic roller shades. Especially if you don't want to spend a fortune. So if you want to create your own DIY electric roller shades, this is the destination to … [Read more...]

Can the Somfy Tilt 50 RTS motors be fitted to any Venetian blind

Yes, the Tilt 50 Wirefree RTS can be fitted to any 2" / 50 mm venetian blind. The parts you need are: - The motor - buy here $109.95 - - A headreail adapter - $6.95 (can be found here and here - check which version you need) - 12V power … [Read more...]

How to change the control of a Somfy RTS roller blind from 2 to 1 remote

We get a lot of questions from readers and some are a good example of a recurring problem or issue. We answer these and publish them here, so you can learn from them. Question: I have a Telis 16 remote, with curtains on 11 different … [Read more...]

How to program a Somfy roller shutter motor

When you get a new motor, or when you have done a reset, you can program a Somfy motor as follows: (Note that this applies to roller shutter motors only, not to roller blinds or awnings) This procedure works for both RTS and IO motors from … [Read more...]

Coming soon: a new woven acoustically transparent projection screen fabric for DIY projects

Great acoustically transparent projection screen fabric is hard to find. Especially the woven version. If you want to build your own screen, I would suggest to keep an eye out for announcements here. Especially if you are looking for an … [Read more...]

New projection screen motor for DIY multiformat projection screens

When you want to make a your own DIY electric multiformat projection screen, you can use a dual tube system. The fabric in the front would work as the mask. In the video below, you can see how that works: The difficulty is in controlling … [Read more...]

Thomas Edison artifacts in need of repair – including 120 year old projection screen

The United States National Park Service has recently been approved for $20,000 in funding to clean and repair their collection of artifacts previously belonging to famous inventor Thomas Edison, which are now housed in the Thomas Edison National … [Read more...]

This week’s news roundup

Here's this week's news roundup: Tips for a multi purpose room You don't need a dedicated room to enjoy projection on the big screen, even though it's easier to control all the elements in one. More and more people have a living room that … [Read more...]

New: all there is to know about black borders

Want to know why you need black borders? How big the top black border should be? And learn which screen is the only retractable screen with velvet borders? Then read all about black borders for projection screens here … [Read more...]

Create backlighting for your projection screen

I came across an interesting project on instructables, where somebody built his own ambient light for a manual projection screen. It doesn't quite change in color like the original one (made by Philips for TVs), but it does look cool. As the … [Read more...]