Height Adjustable Desk
This was probably my most ambitious project considering I really don’t know much about electricity or mechanics. I kept looking at these linear actuators online, but holding off on the purchase. Finally I just ordered them and figured if this whole desk thing doesn’t work out, I’ll just build something else that uses actuators. I wrote an Instructable for this project. It’s probably easier to follow than this scroll of random images. Check it out here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Height-Adjustable-Desk/
By request, here is the mock up Maya file: desk_v02
Here is the switch mounted to the right side of the desk. I takes about a minute to change positions. Desk 2.0 will have faster, stronger, and more expensive actuators. I’d also like to add some program to memorize height position. Either with a Raspberry Pi or some timing circuits.