[vcf-midatlantic] TVs installed!
cgioconda at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 08:41:35 EDT 2016
RPi 3 has on-board wifi and Bluetooth.
I was saying just now to Dean,
"Having tinkered with RPis for years, power regulation becomes an issue,
since the USB port on the TV will shut off power when the TV is powered
down (unless the TV will always be powered on OR there is a dedicated power
outlet for the RPi)."
To further clarify, the RPi has to shut down cleanly or you risk corrupting
the SD card.
On Oct 24, 2016 8:38 AM, "Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic" <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 8:06 AM, Christopher Gioconda via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > Hi Dean,
> > Wouldn't it just be easier to use the HDMI port on the RPi? Then, you can
> > use any format for the content supported by Linux.
> > Chris
> > On Oct 24, 2016 7:36 AM, "Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic" <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > > Good thought. I've dabbled with Xibo (open spice digital signage) If I
> > can
> > > get the pi's USB port to appear as a mass storage device to the tv,
> > > could serve to it.
> > >
> > > Dean
> > >
> > > On Monday, October 24, 2016, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic <
> > > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > re: media content
> > > > this is the perfect opportunity to enlist some IX members who dabble
> > with
> > > > the RPi.
> > > > I'm sure some member there or even here can
> > > > create a media platform to hold and display your content
> > > > This platform has many practical uses for media.
> > > > There are some media players already available for the RPi, just load
> > your content
> > > > Adding GPIO control for sensory activation is only a matter of
> adding a
> > > > python [or other] program to trigger on the signal
> > > > And it's well with in budget
> > > > Dan
> > > >
> > >
> that was my original point
> Plus the RPi is small enough to attach to the back of the
> using a case and double sided tape
> Saving you an unnecessary long hdmi cable, or usb cable
> I would think there's an extra outlet in the attic to power this.
> And you can easily connect a wireless keybd/mouse
> o you can change anything or manually operate the media player
> You could add a WiFi connection too so then you can remotely add content
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