Oct 31, 2007

Virtual Windows.

What if only your imagination limited what you could see outside your windows? Thinking of this, Ryan Hoagland came up with the idea of creating a 'virtual window'.
The Virtual Windows above consists of eight 15" LCD panels connected via custom-built cables to two nVidia Quadro NVS 400 PCI video cards, each with four DVI outputs. The LCD backlight inverters are driven by their own power supply (sitting on top of the PC) and the panels get their 3.3v power from the PC's ATX power supply. The total desktop resolution is 3072x2048. A small Visual Basic app cycles pre-cut images every 15 minutes & Windows manages the arrangement. The only reason the cables are visible is because the fireplace is in the way and that wall isn't due to be remodeled for quite a while. How to go about it?

Step 1: Proof of concept.

Step 2: Power for backlight inverter.

Step 3:Custom video cables.

Step 4: Four panels in a prototype configuration.

Step 5: Build the window frames.

Step 6: Install them on the wall.

Cool isn't!


Other Posts:
Elevator Floor Illusion.
Interesting Pencil Sculptures.
Pierre Cardin's 'Maison Bulle'.

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