Friday, July 20 2007
The Home InfoPanel is my new project. The goal is home information
system Star Trek style (just without the voice interface), basically it is a touchscreen hanging
on the wall. During the day it will display fotos from my file server (or from services like Flickr).
It will have time-of-day related special views e.g. for the morning. The Good Morning
view will show stuff like: weather information and calendar events (birthdays).
Sofar I bought the touchscreen unit and wrote a first basic version of the software (python gtk).
The part that is missing is the computer that will run the InfoPanel. Besides the size and price
(small and cheap) it must have: VGA-out, USB-host (2 ports if it doesn't have ethernet). I don't
care if it is x86, ARM, MIPS or SH. Any hints are welcome!