When it comes time to clean, I get very creative about how to get out of it. Tonight I was cleaning up my room , and I just couldn't help but get distracted by a project I had been thinking about.
I got this old tablet PC (read: ~100Mhz AMD) from a room mate. It's pretty slow, so I didn't know what to do with it exactly. Tonight, I decided to make it into a framed photograph slideshow picture viewer thingy.
Here are some pictures of my device:
This is a closeup showing the contruction of my photo viewer. The border is held onto the tablet with small velcro circles, and the frame is held on by bent up hangers. I later removed the glass because this doesn't seem like very good construction and it will probably fall apart randomly.
Realizing my hanger method of holding things together was super ghetto, I attached some small bungie chords to hold the frame on. I still took the glass out though. The frame can fall off without sustaining too much damage, but the glass will break for sure.
In case your wondering, the sticker in the upper left hand corner of the tablet says "STOLEN PROPERTY CALL 1-800-xxx-xxxx." Although I bought it from a kid, he might have stolen it. Oh well.
Here is a closer picture of the photoviewer displaying a picture of my family.
And there it is in the context of my messy, messy room.
I have configured the thing to run a server application and serve a page where users from the internet can upload their own pictures. Also, a random picture from the photo viewer will appear in the left navigation bar of my blog at www.gthing.net. These pictures are being served directly off the device.
edit:: Visit this page to uplod an image directly to the picture viewer. Your picture will appear periodically on the main page!