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Old 03-12-2021, 08:35 AM   #41
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Heh, that was an editorial decision, not me.

There is one in the shot with the Windows desktop, though.
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Old 03-13-2021, 01:17 PM   #42
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Terrific article, Doc. (Although I agree that having a giant hand in one of the pics for scale would be great.)
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:10 PM   #43
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I'm not the original maker but I made one myself in white and here is a picture of my hand in front of it:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mAQTJ55EvivDS2mV8
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:18 PM   #44
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I've also created a couple of other variants with 4:3 screens, different housings, different mini PCs. I'm unfortunately having the problem with the original wide aspect ratio version that fullscreen mode is, as mentioned, kind of slow - windowed mode is much fast but flashes black after about every 20 to 30 seconds which is also not really enjoyable. I've tried different intel drivers but it seems it does not fix the problem ... otherwise I love it. Thanks drfish for the inspiration!
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Old 04-10-2021, 03:42 AM   #45
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Wow! This really makes my day! Thank you for sharing.

The flashing screen thing is weird, I haven't seen that at all. Have you had any of the stability problems with Windows that plagued me? I'm still curious to know if that's specific to my hardware or not.

I've been debating doing another one in a small picture frame with a slightly beefier SBC (I have my eye on the LattePanda Delta 432) to run Dream Aquarium on and OLED screen (because of the black background). I just haven't committed to it yet (it would be a bit pricier).

I'd love to see pics of the other ones you've made.
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Old 04-10-2021, 06:58 AM   #46
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Haven't had a single instability, it starts up and works fine for weeks No restart, shutdown, temperature or whatever issues. Just this weird problem in windowed mode - fullscreen works but is not as smooth as windowed mode, no black flashings.

Here is another one:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3p2ayxhqCz8nmURa6

I'm afraid the others are already gone or I had to disassemble them for different reasons

The one above has a small infrared remote to turn on/off the screen. There is a very old Atom based PC in the bottom and the small opening on the right is for the power button. I've connected everything to my node red based smart home system so I can shutdown the PCs from Alexa and my Smartphone and start them again via Wake on LAN. My kids love these virtual fish tanks.
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:00 AM   #47
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But once you start working on it - you can't stop thinking about new versions with different screens, different housings ...

Here is the "original" version at its final place:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DNzEJZAvFJj6mouh7
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:11 AM   #48
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Right?!

My dream version right now is two flexible OLEDs inside a perfectly sized acrylic tube to make a 360 screen. The PC would go in the middle and there'd be a base with feet and vents at the bottom and a quiet fan in the cap at the top. Of course, it would cost >$1,000, so I won't be doing it anytime soon, heh.

Thanks again for sharing, glad you are having fun with it.
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:16 AM   #49
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Fun fact, I just checked AliExpress this morning for displays and came across these flexible Screens. Quite costly they are unfortunately ...
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