moving Chandelier on a track light

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by notShai, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. notShai

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    i hope this forum is the proper place for this question.
    i have a projector in the living room on one side and a screen on the other side.
    my wife wants to place a Chandelier in the middle of the room thus blocking the projector image to the screen. if i dont find a solution for this i might lose my projector and its unthinkable :)
    the project:
    a 6ft long ceiling mounted track that can electrically move a Chandelier (with its power wire) from point a to point B. remote controlled.

    i looked online for an off the shelf item but with no luck.
    any recommendations and tips would be greatly appreciate!
    (i guess the main question here is - how do i get an engine to move something on a track that can be mounted on a ceiling (not too heavy))
  2. rjenkins

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 6, 2005
    Possibly something like a fairly large track for a suspended-style sliding door, plus a 'curly' power cable hidden within it so the power is a simple, permanent connection.

    If you can find the parts to do the mechanics, it could then be automated with a cord drive type motor intended for automating curtains or blinds.