Flash for the win?
August 16, 2008 12:17 PM Subscribe
, take II. Full screen sentance display in a presentation room.
posted by SirStan to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
I posted a question a few days ago regarding a meeting that our non-profit is running, but I ran off before I could interact with responses.
The basic premise here is I will have (n+1) laptops, where the +1 is dedicated to displaying data, and the n laptops will interface somehow to the +1.
What I am trying to achieve is this: A laptop somehow will display things on the screen in say a 20pt font. It will keep three things on the screen, the newest replacing the oldest.
The n laptops (which will be 1-3) will wirelessly network to the projector laptop, and feed it data.
In my mind I am thinking something like the Apple OSX RSS screensaver, but even stupider (no flying effects). A flash based RSS reader that runs full screen would be perfect. I would write a small webbased front end for the field PC's with XAMPP or something, and make a custom RSS feed.
Basically, I can totally manage the data collection -- but I dont have a working knowledge of anything to make the front end work. Even a simple AJAXY webpage setup might work; but I dont know what to search for to find such a system that would achieve what I am looking for.
Thoughts? I can make everything except the "show three sentances on the screen from a database/xml/rss/etc file"...