I’ve had a couple of blank monitors in my stream background for MONTHS now and it’s because I wanted to get a NUC or an extra laptop hooked up to one or both and create digital displays.
The pie in the sky goal is to make them interactive!! !
But also, how else could I use an Intel NUC?
An Intel NUC can be used for a variety of purposes, depending on your needs. Here are some other ways you could use an Intel NUC:
- Home Theater PC: With its small size and powerful hardware, an Intel NUC can be used as a home theater PC to stream movies, TV shows, and music to your TV or entertainment center.
- Home Server: An Intel NUC can be used as a home server to store and manage your personal files, media, and backups.
- Gaming PC: Depending on the model, an Intel NUC can be used as a gaming PC with support for modern PC games.
- Digital Signage: An Intel NUC can be used as a digital signage device to display advertising, menus, and other information in public spaces.
- IoT Gateway: With its low power consumption and small size, an Intel NUC can be used as an IoT gateway to connect and manage smart devices in your home or business.
- Business Desktop: An Intel NUC can be used as a small form factor desktop PC for business use, such as office productivity tasks, video conferencing, and data entry.
- Media Editing and Creation: Depending on the model, an Intel NUC can be used for media editing and creation tasks such as photo and video editing, graphic design, and 3D modeling.
These are just a few examples of the many ways an Intel NUC can be used. The versatility and flexibility of an Intel NUC make it a great option for many different types of users and applications.
Nah, I definitely want a digital display, so what kind of open source options, do I have?
Xibo: Xibo is an open source digital signage solution that allows users to create and manage dynamic content using a web-based interface. It supports a variety of media formats and can be deployed on a range of devices.
Screenly: Screenly is a digital signage solution that runs on the Raspberry Pi and other Linux-based systems. It is easy to set up and offers a range of features such as scheduling, remote management, and support for video and images.
PiSignage: PiSignage is a digital signage solution that runs on the Raspberry Pi and other Linux-based systems. It offers a range of features such as scheduling, remote management, and support for video and images.
Concerto: Concerto is an open source digital signage platform that allows users to create and manage content using a web-based interface. It supports a range of media formats and can be deployed on a range of devices.
Rise Vision: Rise Vision is a cloud-based digital signage platform that offers a range of features such as scheduling, remote management, and support for a variety of media formats. It also offers a range of templates and widgets to help users create dynamic content.
And how do I actually set it up?
- Connect your Intel NUC to a monitor or TV using an HDMI cable.
- Power on your Intel NUC and enter the BIOS settings by pressing the F2 key during startup.
- In the BIOS settings, navigate to the “Devices” tab and select “Video.”
- Under “Video,” select “IGD Minimum Memory” and set it to the maximum amount of memory allowed.
- Save your changes and exit the BIOS settings.
- Install an operating system on your Intel NUC, such as Windows or Linux.
- Connect your Intel NUC to the internet and download and install any necessary drivers for your operating system.
- Install any applications you need for your digital display, such as a media player or digital signage software.
- Configure your Intel NUC to automatically start the digital display application upon boot-up.
- Connect any other necessary peripherals, such as a keyboard or mouse, to your Intel NUC.
Want to see the results? I’ll see you at the next stream!