Author Topic: Hmmm, would it work?  (Read 2385 times)

PaulSS

Hmmm, would it work?
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:40:09 am »
I saw this. You know what I'm thinking  ;D

https://www.amazon.com/Case-Official-Raspberry-Touchscreen-Display/dp/B01HV97F64/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_nonshared_vtp_t2_1_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01HV97F64&pd_rd_r=K584PWWZMNKBGNNX7E08&pd_rd_w=Wtf6M&pd_rd_wg=tieC0&pf_rd_i=desktop-rhf&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=5688869962467094655&pf_rd_r=K584PWWZMNKBGNNX7E08&pf_rd_s=desktop-rhf&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=K584PWWZMNKBGNNX7E08

Edited to add a less clunk version but still robust:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1503651


Edited to add even more  :)

Well, I fired up Google and realise that I am probably quite a few centuries out of date regarding the advances with these Pi thingies. Apparently I haven't discovered anything new regarding these TVs and they haven't only just hit the streets  :( but I've learnt a few things. When looking at the official Pi 7" display there is a built-in function to allow you to share the same 2A power supply twixt screen and Pi. So that's a good thing; no extra wires, batteries etc. Most of the boxes into which you can fix the 7" display have decent fixings which would allow the peripheral equipment (GPS & ADSB dongles, antennas etc) to be fitted into the unit securely.

So, my thinking is could this be a reasonable, portable way of displaying the PAW radar display? Obviously you could still have the WIFI dongle to output to Sky Demon etc but as a stand-alone system I think this would have some merit.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 03:03:58 am by PaulSS »

Seanhump

Re: Hmmm, would it work?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 08:17:10 am »
I'm sure there was mention of this in a thread a while ago (smaller screen though) … Pretty sure the lack of browser on the Pi (plus a few other software requirements) made it a non starter ….

Might be wrong though … neat idea!
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