It is not good to throw things away and at least something as useful as a monitor, which you can give new uses so that it continues to help you on a daily basis, whether for professional tasks or during leisure time.
Make it a second screen
If you are working in an environment where you have to constantly switch from window to window, either by moving data from one window to another, or in other circumstances, we recommend that you save your old monitor and use it. as a second screen to facilitate your work.
Of course, make sure your PC’s graphics card has output according to the monitor’s video input as long as you can connect the two, in case you can’t, remember that there are HDMI or DisplayPort to VGA adapters.
Turn your old moni tor into a computer
For this you only need one Raspberry pie, which is still a computer, but remember that since it does not use an x86 CPU, you will not be able to install Windows, but you can create a second pc Linux based via the Raspbian distribution.
Of course, the Raspberry Pi doesn’t come with a screen, and that old monitor you were about to throw away can become said PC’s screen, which won’t be as powerful as a computer with late-breaking processors. generation, but you will it can get you out of more of a rush at specific times and it can even become a work tool.
Use your old monitor as a TV
You might need a televisionr to place it in another place outside the living room, there are several different solutions for this.
If you are used to seeing streaming platforms and your monitor has an HDMI input, you can plug in one of those USB sticks that turn any display into a PostPC device, and that’s that after all, Smart TVs are nothing more than screens with that hardware and TV tuner integrated.
And speaking of TV tuners, there are devices, called “TV receiverThis allows you to connect to TV in the event that your favorite series or channel is not shown on streaming platforms, but it is a lottery.
The recommendation is to buy a Raspberry Pi and connect the Raspberry TV-Shield DVB-T2 to it.
There are also solutions for those who are not joking and want something more “plug and play” like this Strom 505 decoder:
A smart mirror
You might need another mirror in your house, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a smart mirror? It can inform you of the temperature on the street, the current weather and even remind you of the agenda for the day.
To have one, you only need a two-way mirror, a Raspberry Pi and obviously the old monitor that you were going to throw away and follow one of the tutorials on “Smart Mirrors” which can be found on the net.
A monitor for your eyes only
Are you working on something top secret? Do you need people in your office or who you live with to not see anything about your work?
Well, it is possible to turn your old monitor into a screen just for your eyesYou just need to follow one of the tutorials for it and you will have the most personal monitor in the world.