Reply 2580 of 24407, by BSA Starfire
And now, my evil scheme is revealed! […]
And now, my evil scheme is revealed!
Still needs some work, but the basics are in and I can display pretty much whatever I want. Video, images, cameras or video input from capture devices... Scanners too, which is a bit useless. I can clone the image onto all monitors, spread it across all monitors or display separate images on each screen. It is all controlled from a 5th monitor which cannot be seen in the images. I will probably try to write a simple, primitive, remote control - probably using a simple Telnet server and some kind of "library" to call the content from, the library could be updated via FTP. All output is automatically cropped to 4:3 aspect for the 1280x960 space the monitors provide. Finally, I have a CRT video wall, albeit a very small monochrome one. I have wanted one of these since I first saw one. Now I know it works, I may replace it with a more elegant color system in the future, but I actually like the character of the simple black and white screens, even though they aren't perfect by a long way. I don't want to tear the monitors apart, but one tweak I will do is to flip the top monitors upside down. I shall build a simple enclosure for them with fans to hold them in place and keep them cool.
If you know the movie and the song in these images, I will be impressed.
I like where the last image ended up because it almost looks as if the woman is responding to me tapping on the screen with my finger. The image was taken from me shooting the whole thing working on video and this was completely unintentional as I went through the file and just randomly hit the snapshot button.
My last notes on this thing are that it does throw out a decent amount of heat, requires a pretty nice mass of wires and makes the room smell of ozone for a little while once it is first turned on.
That is VERY,VERY cool!!!!
286 20MHz,1MB RAM,Trident 8900B 1MB, Conner CFA-170A.SB 1350B
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