BSCL Projector

BSCL Projector Overview

The BSCL has a large-screen, 3D stereo projector. The six-foot-wide by five-foot-high screen provides an ideal environment for discussing work with groups, and for seeing additional detail in your data. The system is available to all MSI users and is simple to use.

The projector is attached to a Linux workstation and acts as a screen extension, so all MSI Linux lab software can be displayed on the large screen using the projector. In addition, any Linux stereo-enabled application, such as COOT, Avizo, Ensight, PyMOL, or Maestro, can be run in 3D stereo mode using the projector. Users can also plug in their laptops for Powerpoint presentations. We have eight pairs of stereo glasses. No reservations are needed. Stop by and check it out. Below are instructions for using the system. Questions? Contact help@msi.umn.edu.

Instructions for Using BSCL Projector

To turn on projector: Press the red Power Button on the remote. When you are done, press the red Power Button to turn off the projector. You will see a message on the screen instructing you to “Press Power Button again to Power Off”. Press the Power Button again.

To start an application on the projector display: Move the cursor to the project screen. Open a terminal on the projection screen as you would on the monitor (press hold right mouse button; select “Open in Terminal”). Type in the commands to start the application.

To turn glasses on: Press the button on the left frame. It will flash 10 times fast. You can press it again to turn it off. It will flash 5 times slowly. Glasses will also turn off automatically. If the batteries in the glasses run down, there are USB cables on the table that can be used to charge the glasses.

To use the 3D stereo feature: Switch to stereo mode in your application. The projector will automatically enter stereo mode.

To switch stereo eyes: If the eyes seemed swapped, in a terminal type nvidia-settings. In the nvidia-settings GUI, go to XScreen 1. Then go to "OpenGL Settings".  Click “Exchange stereo eyes”.

Notes:

Use the switcher to switch between laptop display (1) and Linux display (5).