To make a long story short, several years ago I ran out of space for electronics projects on my desk, and I looked to the wall as a new frontier.
In previous decades, I had spent a lot of time building computer systems in large metal “tower” cases. With the advent of hacker board computers like Arduino, BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi and others it has become possible to assemble computer systems that are so light, they hang on the wall. So that’s what I did.
See how Chris Daly iterated to come up with the concept of the CompuCanvas – wall mounted electronic art.
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