Building a Transparent Dispay Monitor

I'm currently in the process of building a peppers ghost inspired computer monitor. I will be going through this DIY step by step and updating each time I progress. During this build I will be taking peoples suggestions from each previous step and applying it to the build. So this will be built by my and inspired by the community.

First issue:

I am using Lexan as the display and as you can see in the picture, I have already stumbled upon my first issue. Everything is backwards! So, first round of suggestions will be how to fix this.

Note:

Windows OS has built in capabilities to do screen ROTATIONS but not FLIP/MIRROR. I cannot stress enough how many people assume rotating, flipping, and mirroring are the same thing. In Microsoft's built in display panel they list: Landscape, Portrait, Landscape(Flipped), Portrait(Flipped). However the two flipped settings are merely rotations.

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If you use a Nvidia graphics card NVkeystone might do the trick.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/feature_nvkeystone.ht...
It is intended to correct the image for low end projectors and should have a heads up display function as well.

With this you can also place your "screen" at an angle and correct the distortion as currently seen in your picture.

Toga_Dan3 years ago

is this for day to day comp usage- like a heads up display?

or for producing a vid?

If the former, the layers of a flatscreen can be separated, removing the backlight from the sometimes transparent, sometimes opaque front layer. (i'm not sure this is true of _all_flatscreens_)

If the latter, you could superimpose 1 image over another in editing. mirroring is also an option in some vid editing software.

mae-kitty (author)  Toga_Dan3 years ago
It is going to be for every day use. I was going for a heads up display type thing. Just something cool.
Kiteman3 years ago
caitlinsdad3 years ago

maybe you need another mirror to create a periscope like setup so the lex an shows a real mirrored reflection the the computer display. If you plan on running some animation maybe mirror it with video software. Good luck.