MIT Can Make Your Trashed Gadgets Awesome Again With the Junkyard Jumbotron

The nations leading technical school has come up with a way to put your old displays, TV’s, smartphones, and other Internet ready devices back to work.  MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media has created the Junkyard Jumbotron, which takes your old devices and spans any image across them creating one large picture out of many smaller screens.  The trash picker’s dream was created by Rick Borovoy, Ph.D. and Brian Knep.  Basically all you have to do is browse to this link with each of your web enabled pieces of trash, which will in turn display a unique QR code on each device’s screen.  From here, all you have to do is take a pic of the mass of old displays and their QR codes, and submit it to the Junkyard site, and then within a few seconds a spanned image will be displayed on all of your devices making them look like one large display.  The image can even be scrolled between devices, or zoomed.  It’s actually really awesome tech.  Check out the video below to see the Junkyard Jumbotron in action.  You’ve been wondering what super geeks do for fun…


Via [Engadget Source MIT]


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