Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
The idea is to create more screen real estate in a small package at a low price. Here in 2007, the idea of purchasing a flat screen and plunking it down on my desk as a 2nd monitor was definitely appealing, but I am still unwilling to spend that much on a display device knowing full well that a "better" unit will soon be available within my El Cheapo price range. So I embarked on this project with these things in mind: - Low Cost (Under $50) - Simple Interface - Simple Construction - Readily Available Components (i.e. no ordering, all locally available) - Low Build Time ("weekend" or Saturday project) - Small Footprint - Low Weight - Maximum Performance (given the size & complexity restrictions) I currently run a Quadro FX3000 on my main rig, so a dual monitor setup would entail just that: a second monitor. No extra card or splitter.
For a totally free unit, dumpster dive for these materials: - Toaster oven (cylindrical, rod-like, non bent, heating elements) - Sheet metal (I used old brass door kick protectors) - Outlet plug (old extension cord or whatever) - Light dimmer - Wiring nuts (or soldering gun) - Liquid electrical tape (optional) - metal pipes (optional) Tools: - Garden Shears (or anything that cuts sheet metal) - Dremel or drill - Pliers <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Dick Cappels' Project Pages Questions about projects on this site gladly answered. (Address is an image -please type it in.) http://projects.cappels.org/ Microcontrollers, Analog, RF, and all three mixed. Most projects can be assembled from readily available parts without the need for specialized equipment. My hope is that you will these projects helpful, and at least be able to make use of some of the bits and pieces you will find among them Test and Measurement