What Should I Do With My Spare Monitor?
January 23, 2009 11:42 AM   Subscribe

I have a spare Dell 19" computer monitor lying around that I'm not using at the moment, does anyone have any ideas as to what I should do with it? (I'd like to re-use it somehow). Thanks, William
posted by nam3d to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Door stop? Kids computer? Second display?
posted by SirStan at 11:59 AM on January 23, 2009

Is it an LCD? You could make a high def projector with it (check out the info at lumenlabs.com). Although 19" is sort of the large end of the range you can actually build a projector out of, and requires more costly lenses than something like a 15"
posted by RustyBrooks at 12:09 PM on January 23, 2009

If it can be situated nicely, and you have an old PC around, I'd turn it into a digital picture frame, of sorts.

Throw some free OS on an old PC, load it up with photos, and put some sort of slideshow software on it.

Bonus points if you set it up so can you can upload pics to it from one of your other machines. :)

Why do I think someone has already done this sort of thing?
posted by DWRoelands at 12:24 PM on January 23, 2009

Get a generic tuner box and some bunny ears (or a coax splitter for cable) and you have an extra TV.
posted by brownpau at 12:24 PM on January 23, 2009

Wall-mounted bathroom RSS reader. Nice for shaving time.
posted by rokusan at 12:25 PM on January 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

One way to go really: Blub
posted by Z1LCH at 1:48 PM on January 23, 2009

You could probably find a decent computer on craigslist for under $50. There's so much you could do with a second computer.
posted by Sufi at 2:02 PM on January 23, 2009

You're one subsystem on your way to a MAME box.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 9:19 PM on January 23, 2009

If it's an old CRT, you can turn it into a fish tank.
posted by Geppp at 9:31 PM on January 23, 2009

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