Projects, How-to's, and Articles

Treadmill Desk at the Office

Good thing, you can now add more physical movements on your daily schedule despite your sedentary work by using Firgelli’s sit stand desks. It is also called the electronic or motorized desks or Treadmill Desks

treadmill desk

 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | sit stand desk, treadmill desk | Read more

Firgelli Introduces the new Mini Bullet Actuator with built in force sensing for Skylight windows or many other applications

These Actuators come with force sensing built in, this means if they bump into something or when they get to the end of their stroke they automatically stop moving until you either change direction or remove the load

Skylight window actuator

By Firgelli Automations Team | | actuators, skylight, window | Read more

Awarded best kitchen in the world, Kitchen island appliance garage using Column lift

Kitchen in Winnipeg home named best in the world, according to an international design contest.

 

 

New Drop Down TV Lift From Firgelli Automations

Check out this sneak peak of Firgelli Automations brand new drop down TV lift that will be selling in the near future.  This new drop down lift offers a smooth and quiet operation along with a simple installation process.  It comes with universal TV mounting brackets and can be operated by remote control.  Drop down TV lifts are the perfect solution when space is at a premium and you still want a TV in the room. 

drop down tv lift

By Firgelli Automations Team | | drop down, Drop Down TV, hidden TV, home automation, TV Lifts | Read more

Using a Linear Actuator to Create a RC Power Wheels Vehicle

Power wheels ride on cars and trucks are dream toys for many children (and their parents too).  For the creative parent who likes a challenge they also provide many opportunities for modification.  In fact, there is a whole web forum devoted to Modified Power Wheels!  And Firgelli is supplying a lot of the feedback linear actuators used to modify the vehicles to remote control. 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | actuators, Automated Vehicles, How To, Linear Actuator, linear actuators, Outdoors, remote control | Read more

Ikea Hack: Remote Control Slide Out TV Using an Actuator

Looking for an original way to hide your TV? This project modifies an existing TV cabinet where the TV is meant to be mounted on the front and instead has it slide out from the side using a track linear actuator.

slide out tv with actuator

By Firgelli Automations Team | | hidden TV, home automation, How To, Linear Actuator, remote control, track actuator, TV Lifts | Read more

Automated Secret Library Door using Linear Actuators

This Secret door is an amazing project that uses a Firgelli linear actuator and an Arduino to open and close a secret door either by pulling on a book or using a secret knock! 

automatic secret door

By Firgelli Automations Team | | actuators, hidden storage, home automation, Linear Actuator, linear actuators, secret door | Read more

First Ever Lamborghini Air Brake Wing Allows You to Drive Faster, Brake Harder, and Look Good Doing It!

What do you do when you race your car at 220 MPH down a 3.5 km runway and you run out of tarmac? Although you might think the answer is “slow down,” overshooting the final turn was the motivation behind the idea for the first ever Lamborghini air brake wing.

lamborghini air brake wing

By Firgelli Automations Team | | Attivo designs, Automotive, lamborghini, linear actuators, remote control | Read more

See How Easily You Can Build a Hidden TV Lift and Bar

Looking for an innovative way to hide your TV? Why not create a hidden bar while you are it and have them both operated by remote control!  House Crashers did just that in this custom renovation using Firgelli products.  Check it out!

 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | DIY, hidden storage, hidden TV, linear actuators, pop up drawer, TV Lifts | Read more

Introducing the Remote Controlled Adjustable Basketball Hoop From Hi-Riz Hoops

Here's an innovative solution to manually adjusting the height of your basketball hoop in your driveway. A linear actuator raises and lowers the hoop by remote.

 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | linear actuators, remote control | Read more

At Last, Boston Whaler Boats Offer a Space Saving Electric Table!

Electric linear actuators are the perfect solution to many marine automation projects. A Firgelli actuator lifts and lowers this table on a Boston Whaler boat.

electric boat table lift

 

 

 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | linear actuators, Marine Automation, table lift | Read more

Five Benefits of Electromechanical Actuators

According to a recent article in Machine Design electromechanical actuators are growing in popularity among many different industries.  Although there will always be applications better suited to pneumatic or hydraulic actuators, the benefits of electrical linear actuators are out weighing their counterparts.

electric linear actuator

By Firgelli Automations Team | | linear actuators | Read more

How to Build a Pop Up Drawer in Your Wine Cellar That Provides Hidden Storage

Building a hidden pop up drawer is an easy and affordable way to create a one of a kind, distinctive, and original wine cellar. This same idea can be used for any cabinet around your home for a variety of purposes: storage, security, design or convenience!

pop up wine drawer

By Firgelli Automations Team | | column lift, hidden storage, linear actuators, pop up drawer, wine cellar | Read more

Now You Can Hang Your TV Where You Want and Hide it at the Touch of a Button

Looking for a solution to the age-old argument about where to hang the TV?  Take a look at this creative solution that hides the TV inside the wall!   A track linear actuator lifts the painting up and down to reveal a flat screen TV.  Thank you to our customer André for sharing this great project.

age-old argument

By Firgelli Automations Team | | drop down, hidden TV, home automation, How To, Linear Actuator, track actuator, TV Lifts | Read more

Build a Flip Down TV Lift You Can Be Proud Of

In this post we are going to show you how we built a flip down in ceiling TV lift using a linear actuator, some brackets, a remote control, and a power supply.  Many of our customers have used actuators to create inexpensive TV lifts in homes, offices, cars, and boats. 

 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | actuators, drop down, flip down, hidden TV, home automation, How To, TV Lifts | Read more

Four Steps to Choosing the Right Linear Actuator

This blog post is for those who are new to linear actuators and are looking for some guidance in choosing an actuator for a project.

By Firgelli Automations Team | | actuators, column lift, DIY, Home Automation, How To, Linear Actuator, rod actuator, track actuator, TV Lifts | Read more

Firgelli Auto Linear Actuators used for or Attivo Designs Lamborghini airbrake wing

Imagine for a moment sliding into the cockpit of one of the world’s most aggressive supercars, you reach up and close door downwards, reach over put on your seatbelt and for a brief moment before you start the car take in the reality that surrounds you.

By 3PL Services | | Attivo designs | Read more

Linear Actuators Used to Help Paralyzed Motorcycle Riders

 Here is an amazing story how our Linear Actuators are being used to modify motorcycles for paralyzed riders. Watch Lee Beaver’s amazing story and see his bike in action here.
By Firgelli Automations Team | | Linear Actuator | Read more

ParkENT Cycles Uses Linear Actuators to Keep Bikes Safe

Bicycle theft is a $350 Million annual problem in the United States. The equivalent of a $400 bicycle is stolen every 30 seconds. ParkENT, is using our Linear Actuators in an innovative way to keep bicycles safe in Georgia, Atlanta.
By 3PL Services | | Read more

TV Lift Project: Using a Track Actuator to lift a TV out of a Custom Cabinet on a Yacht

One of our customers wanted to replace their old TV, TV Lift, and counter top on their boat. Check out the videos and pictures of their project where they replaced an old style round TV lift designed for a large CRT style TV. The entire project cost about $1,000 including the TV lift and floor mount stand.
By Firgelli Automations Team | | TV Lifts | Read more