[Durham] information display project

mark mark at re-pute.it
Wed Jan 20 14:32:13 UTC 2016

The proposal is to use the Bush TV which is currently above the bar to
make an information display screen mounted to the wall in the corridor
of the club house. This should be easily reconfigured to display
slide-shows of images or text.

Probably this will be fed from the HDMI output of a networked raspberry
pi, but there are many different ways the software could be set up, one
popular option being to have it auto-start a full-screen browser to load
content from a server elsewhere, to which text or images could be
uploaded from anywhere; another option is to have a lightweight server
running on the pi and outputting a slide-show, accessed from the LAN. A
firm conclusion wasn't reached.

We decided to dedicate our February meeting to a hack session in the
rowing club classroom, to get something working. Meanwhile people can
look at software including http://www.concerto-signage.org/overview


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