Ultra-wide monitors are great for watching movies, viewing photos, or playing video games, but terrible for reading web pages and long documents. That’s why many of them can be rotated—but why waste all that energy turning a screen when you can build an impossibly nerdy, over-engineered monitor stand to do it for you?


That’s what Robert Johnson of YouTube’s Making Stuff channel did. He designed and built a custom support for a pair of side-by-side displays, including a 22-inch widescreen Viewsonic that can rotate a full 90 degrees at the push of a button. The rotation takes almost ten seconds to complete, so it’s not really saving Johnson much time there. But having a sweet, sweet motorized rotating monitor is worth all the time in the world, in our opinion.

[YouTube via New Atlas]