This week, software developer and photographer Dan King introduced the world to the DAKboard: a customizable display for showcasing your photographs, calendar events, and weather. The actual wall display isn’t currently available for purchase, but the software is in the beta stage, so anyone can test it out via their web browser or tablet device.
Developed as an “always on, zero maintenance, ever-changing display”, the DAKboard can display collections of relevant information including your local weather and details of your personal calendar from Google or iCloud. Once you are done setting up your information, choose your favorite photograph to create a beautifully vivid centerpiece for the room.
DAKboard can integrate with sites such as Flickr and 500px; pulling in the latest photos from the community or your favorite albums. The display can rotate throughout photographs at set intervals, or you can upload a percent photo to keep on display. Best of all, everything is done through the software’s web interface, so there is no need to fiddle with memory cards.
As we stated earlier, the wall display itself is not currently available, but King says that he is testing a 23-inch 1080p IPS HD display with LED backlighting. The website notes that the screen will be WiFi enabled and starts at $279. You can also create your own wall display powered by a Raspberry Pi computer.
If you are a developer interested in working with DAKboard, King is currently looking for coders to help keep the software integrated with the latest photography websites. In addition, photographers who are “willing to share their work and be featured” on DAKboard can also get in touch with the project.