- Customized computer
- Windows XP or Vista
- Bluetooth mouse and keyboard
- 2 Fire MV ATI PCI-e graphics cards
- 1 Dual output ATI graphics card
- Google photo screensaver software
- Photo sharing software (like Picasa or Flickr)
- LCD monitors (VGA or DVI inputs)
- Internet connection (FiOS recommended)
Step 1: Assemble Your Custom Computer
Short Cut: You can build a simpler Memory Wall without modifying your computer. A typical PC can support up to 6 monitors. Here's how:
First, shut down your computer and disconnect the power supply. remove the side panel to gain access to the motherboard. Check to see what type of PCI ports you have available. There are several different types of graphics cards, and all of them are configured differently. depending on your system, you will need to get a graphics card that is compatible with your system. Avoid mixing different graphics card brands; some brands will not work when they are in a system with a different brand graphics card. Consult with your computer or motherboard manufacturer for more information.
Step 2: Install Windows XP or Vista
Step 3: Mount the Monitors on the Wall
You can run a maximum of 100 feet of VGA cable from the computer to the monitors, so plan the placement of your computer accordingly. Once the cables are in place, plug them in to the computer.
Step 4: Setup and Configure the Monitors
Once you've activated all the monitors, arrange them so that they match the layout on the wall. Simply drag each monitor to its position.
Step 5: Install and Configure the Screensaver Software
Add the RSS or ATOM feed of the albums you want to show on the Memory Wall. Burn your feed with feedburner (http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/home) if it's not a valid feed. Once you've entered your feeds, Click "Done".
Step 6: Add Pictures and Enjoy!
Real-time memories. What a concept.