This is pretty cool. Some extremely smart people, Rick Borovoy, Ph.D. and Brian Knep at MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media, came up with the software to stitch together several displays into one image or video.

“The Junkyard Jumbotron lets you take a bunch of random displays and instantly stitch them together into a large, virtual display, simply by taking a photograph of them. It works with laptops, smartphones, tablets — anything that runs a web browser. It also highlights a new way of connecting a large number of heterogenous devices to each other in the field, on an ad-hoc basis.”

Check out this video of how it works. Once I figure this out completely I’m gonna give it a shot in our programming.

Join our Facebook fanpage.

Advertise for your blog, resource, or site on the Stash. View Ad-units & Prices.


Tags: ,


  1. Joel Daiz March 22, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    So we’re thinking of using this as our backdrop for summer camp. Have you made one yet?

  2. chadswanzy March 22, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    I’m thinking of using it in the fall for a series. I haven’t thrown it down yet but I highly advise it. The one thing for sure to know is that all of the computers or monitors need to be receiving the image and video via wi-fi.

  3. Ryan Reed March 23, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Tried doing this this morning but couldn’t get it to work. Not sure what the deal was.

  4. Adam Lehman March 27, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Got it rocking last night. Pretty sweet!

Leave a Reply