Alternative display technologies and where they are available

[Blair Nearl] Working on an information database for artists and hackers – a collection of obsolete display technologies available to us. We covered this repository six years ago – since then, it has moved to a more suitable platform, almost doubled in size, and now covers 40+ types of display technology types and related techniques. This database is something you should check out, even if you’re not looking for a new way to display things right now, just for the sake of its educational and entertainment value.

[Blair] Doesn’t just provide a list of links, such as the “Extraordinary-X” directories we see a lot. Each entry is a short story detailing what makes the technology tick, its advantages and disadvantages, and links to videos where appropriate. This guide seems to give you a comprehensive learning course on all the ways you can imagine in your creative journey. In all of these sections there are several examples for drawing, highlighting individual works of art that have used a particular technique or technique in a particular way.

If you are wondering about the current state of technology in terms of flexible or transparent display, or have looked for a good example of volumetric projection done in different ways, this is the place to go. It also talks about interesting experimental technologies, such as displaying drones, burning plasma or scanning fiber optics. Overall, this database is worth reading if you want to spend about half an hour learning about all the ways to imagine something. And, if there is any display technology, the author may have missed it and you know something about it, contributions are welcome!

Someone set up to compile information on a wide range of topics is always appreciated, and helps many hackers along the way. We’ve seen 3D printers come with resin settings and SMD part code, just to name a few. What is your favorite hacker-maintenance database?

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