(Read the prior blog entry to this for details on the projector stands)
After completing the projector stands it was time to finally use the damn things! 🙂
Because of the flexibility of modern games and the popularity of “triple head gaming”, new games like Need for Speed: Shift support the resolutions that can be found using a TripleHead2Go. In my case that’s 3072×768 because I’m using three 1024×768 projectors.
My friend Dave is a nut for this game and I finally understand why. It’s insanely fun to play on a 180 degree wraparound display. 😀
As of yesterday, (14Aug10) the new projector stands are finished and they turned out great!
I got this idea after the last setup I’d done last month – it turns out it works just as well as I’d hoped.
The projector stands were built from 3/4″ plywood and 2×4’s for the legs. The support box is designed to hold a 3.5″ PVC pipe that acts as the actual support for the projector. This allows the projector to rotate left and right very easily. The height of the projector can be adjusted using a “step” pin that the PVC can rest on. The series of holes you’ll see in the sides of the support box are for those pins.
The 16 channel output board I’ve been working on is now finally completed!
This is a render of the final version of the board – this version has been sent off to a PCB house for manufacture (blank boards only):
This board will provide 16 channels of output, up to 500mA per channel at up to 30VDC. The board costs about $20 in parts to make. I’ll likely sell any spare blank boards I have for $10 each. I don’t offer them as an assembled device or as a complete kit.
The link below is for a zip file that contains everything you need to build your own Gazoutta16 board, including the schematics, board layout and the firmware source code. It’s based on the Arduino software stack (http://www.arduino.cc)
If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact me at the address given in the readme.txt file in the archive file listed above.