Small touch screens

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Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:44 am
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Small touch screens

I’m lucky enough to be staying on a mini cruise ship/super yacht hotel this week with work (Sunborn Gibraltar), the room has motorised curtains, smart lights etc controlled from a combined telephone with a big screen and also this small screenImage

It’s got me thinking again about having some really simple useable screens and I wondered if anyone has done anything similar with a dedicated small screen rather than the tablet approaches we talk about a lot


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Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:41 pm
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Re: Small touch screens

I’ve never seen any reasonably priced dedicated systems like that which aren’t locked down to a particular platform, like Control4. I guess that’s why tablets are so often used.. although I’d love something with dedicated buttons on it for certain tasks.


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Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:02 am
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Re: Small touch screens

I’m quite happy with Amazon Fire 7 tablets, which can be had for as low as $30-$35. I don’t use any functionality other than the awesome Domopad front end app for Indigo.

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Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:07 am
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Re: Small touch screens

@mundc
Would you be happy to share some pics?
I’ve just got my first fire through and need to get cracking on some control pages

I’m very time poor so I’m hoping to donate some beer tokens to anyone who is willing to share some nice images and the graphics so I can do it in days and weeks rather than the months that I just won’t get around to!!

It’s mainly Sonos control I’m after for mine but interested in everything People have done


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Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:21 am
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Re: Small touch screens

I’ve been working on a wall mounted Raspberry Pi display for a while. It uses the official Pi display.

I’m writing it in Python/Kivy language. It’s a longtime work in progress that I pick up and put down. It uses an indigo plugin for some of it’s functions.

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Video: https://youtu.be/9cCpqOwvw08


The wall mount is here: https://gazouta.com/pi-wall-mount/

Pete

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Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:32 am
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Re: Small touch screens

kwijibo007 wrote:
I’ve been working on a wall mounted Raspberry Pi display for a while. It uses the official Pi display.

I’m writing it in Python/Kivy language. It’s a longtime work in progress that I pick up and put down. It uses an indigo plugin for some of it’s functions.



Pete


Nice!!! Thanks for sharing the pics and video.
Does the music button work yet?!


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Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:37 am
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Re: Small touch screens

noel1983 wrote:
kwijibo007 wrote:
Does the music button work yet?!


Thanks - Not yet :shock: It's a very slow work in progress

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Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:41 am
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Re: Small touch screens

This is amazing. Looks fantastic and can't wait to play once it's all working and you are ready to share
What size screen is it?

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Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:42 am
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Re: Small touch screens

kwijibo007 wrote:
noel1983 wrote:
kwijibo007 wrote:
Does the music button work yet?!


Thanks - Not yet :shock: It's a very slow work in progress


Awesome work so far!


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Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:44 am
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Re: Small touch screens

siclark wrote:
What size screen is it?

7" screen. I got excited and posted before following the link!

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Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:49 am
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siclark wrote:
This is amazing. Looks fantastic and can't wait to play once it's all working and you are ready to share


Thanks :D I'm looking forward to getting it to a stage where I can share it.

I'm about to start work on getting video supported from Security Spy so I can hook into my Doorbird video intercom's feed.

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Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:13 am
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Re: Small touch screens

Really nice, thanks for sharing! Also thanks for sharing the link to the pi wall mount! I had looked for those a while back but didn’t find anything!

Terry


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Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:33 am
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Re: Small touch screens

Who says your phone isn't watching what you're reading!
This popped up on my Flipboard this afternoon. Eery coincidence or what!

https://www.hackster.io/michael_zanetti ... nel-55e613

Again I like the simple consistent icons and simple set-up.

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Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:18 pm
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Re: Small touch screens

Speaking of Pi displays, this custom panel mount based on the Pi 0 looks interesting:

https://www.acmesystems.it/CM3-PANEL

Terry


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Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:24 pm
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Re: Small touch screens

That looks very interesting. It says it runs industrial android. I wonder if it could run DomoPad?

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