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Universal VESA Mounting adapter

I really like my multitouch Dell SX2210T monitor . I have also used one by HP and 3M. The Dell was the best price point for my home use. One problem it has though is that it doesn’t work with a standard VESA mounting configuration; Dell does not offer any sort of adapter. So I did what any sensible person would do. I went ahead and designed my own. I’ve been looking for a good reason to use Ponoko , which is an amazing fabrication service, and this fit perfectly.

If you want you can purchase my VESA universal mounting adapter plate from Ponoko

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The above bolt pattern is something like 35mm from center to center of each one. Which is a bit smaller than the smallest 50mm VESA standard.

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I searched all around for a universal plate that would do the trick and I couldn’t fine a single option out there, that would do what I wanted. A few people online suggested drilling holes in a standard VESA plate, which is an okay option but that would leave me with something that was modified specifically for this monitor. I thought it might be better to have something that was slotted so that it could work with a larger range of setups.

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Here is a photo of the plate mounted to the monitor and the VESA mounting plate mounted to my adapter.

The whole thing works great for me.