DIY Friday: Digital Memory Wall

Maybe it’s over the top, but nevertheless a very cool project, via How 2.0 and Instructables:

There’s nothing wrong with a good old photo album. Except that it’s dusty, prone to wear and tear and stuck in the past. So we built a digital memory wall that plays a live stream of photos, past and present, across multiple LCD monitors, right before your eyes. In this memory wall, each monitor displays a separate feed, which is networked via FiOS to other family members. So you can set up friends and relatives to add to your wall instantly, with their latest pics.

MATERIALS:

  • Customized computer
  • Windows XP or Vista
  • Bluetooth mouse and keyboard
  • 2 Fire MV ATI PCI-e graphics cards
  • 1 Dual output ATI graphics card
  • Google photo screensaver software
  • Photo sharing software (like Picasa or Flickr)
  • LCD monitors (VGA or DVI inputs)
  • Internet connection (FiOS recommended)

Here’s the video…

 

How 2.0: Digital Memory Wall from My Home 2.0 DIY on Vimeo.

 

 

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