Feedback about: PAMS LipSync Desk Mount
This is a [mounting solution](https://forum.makersmakingchange.com/t/cost-effective-assistive-technology-mounting-solutions/192) being explored for mounting the LipSync and other assistive technologies that is based on inexpensive and readily available PVC piping and fittings.
**PVC Piping Advantages**
* readily available at hardware stores and online
* available in a variety of sizes
* easily painted or covered in tape for aesthetics
* some vendors offer various colors or colored shrink tubing (e.g. https://formufit.com/)
* does not require expensive tools to work with
* easy to cut/drill
**PVC Piping Disadvantages**
* limited stiffness
* standard PVC glue is toxic / smelly
* piping typically sold in 10 foot sections that are inconvenient to transport
Mounting a LipSync to a desk:
| Description | QTY | Cost | Total Cost |
| 1/2″ Union | 1 | 3.74 | 3.74 |
| 1/2″ Male Adapter (1/2″ NPT x Soc) | 1 | 0.52 | 0.52 |
| 1/2″ Tee (Soc x Soc x Soc) | 3 | 0.66 | 1.98 |
| 1/2″ Elbow (Soc x Soc) | 6 | 1.17 | 7.02 |
| C-Clamp | 2 | 5.55 | 11.1 |
| 1/2″ SCH 40 PVC (1 foot) | 0.1 | 9.48 | 0.95 |
| | | | |
| Total | | | 25.31 |
For under $30 worth of supplies, a simple adjustable desk mount can be created for the LipSync. The fittings are not glues, just firmly pressed together to keep some adjustability. The LipSync is attached by removing the threaded insert and threaded adapter and threading the 1/2″ male adapter directly into the shell. The Union provides some rotational adjustment plus a way to quickly remove the LipSync from the mount.
Using PVC for mounting was inspired by Therese Willkomm and her book [Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes – Book II](https://iodbookstore.org/assistive-technology-solutions-in-minutes-ii-ordinary-items-extraordinary-solutions/).
Feel free to post images of your own configurations/designs. Are there components or adapters that don’t exist or are hard to find? We think there is a lot of potential for 3D printed solutions to fill the gap, such as a quick-release clamp with a tripod mount.
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