USB display

Good ideas? Share with us!
Post Reply
MagnusJonsson
Posts: 88
Joined: 26 Sep 2008, 04:18

USB display

Post by MagnusJonsson » 29 Sep 2008, 17:12

I think it would be cool if Excito would produce a USB capable display that one could connect to Bubba|Two.
The idea then would be remotely to show messages on the display for the rest of the family.

"Don't forget to make me dinner when I get home from work ! :-)"

It would also be great if the display could show stats like new mails, completed torrents etc.

Maybe the display could have two or three buttons that would alternate the messages on the display.

janeks
Posts: 78
Joined: 15 Sep 2008, 02:02

Post by janeks » 04 Oct 2008, 14:23

Somewhere I saw digital photo frame with wireless network capability. Features was limited, but idea similar.

I don't think that these features would be good for a (usb) display, but I think that that is just question of time for some kind of network players, network photo frames, that could use similar services, like bubba provides. F.ex. photo frame, that could use family's central calendar (f.ex. in Bubba) and displays a message when somebody arrives.

lkbrow1
Posts: 28
Joined: 30 Jan 2007, 21:22

Re: USB display

Post by lkbrow1 » 22 May 2009, 21:22

I bought a 4 line display from CrystalFontz part#634 and wrote a deamon that display the current time on line 1, the current date on line 2, and the current outside temperature on line 3. The temperature is retreaved via ftp call to the local weather metar site via the curl library. This display is blue and back lit. It is powered by the USB connector. It makes a great indicator that your Bubba is up and running.

asparak
Posts: 173
Joined: 08 Jun 2009, 07:38

Re: USB display

Post by asparak » 22 Jun 2009, 05:36

In the UK, you could get one of these:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/spec ... ?NOV-MIMO1

MagnusJonsson
Posts: 88
Joined: 26 Sep 2008, 04:18

Re: USB display

Post by MagnusJonsson » 22 Jun 2009, 16:12

asparak, that's a great idea !
One day I'll get one of those and learn how to write a deamon.... :)

Post Reply