[tog] Tog Terminal: Touch Screen Monitor

Jacob Thomas contact at duckvionics.com
Tue Sep 3 21:14:54 IST 2013


You offering to develop an app, Chris? Though the idea of a cheap Chinese
tablet mounted somewhere in Tog may be a lot less hassle than a touchscreen
monitor. But if Honta's willing to play around with what he's got, then
might as well go with that.


On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM, chris harrington <
christopher.harrington1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> (I've never posted to the mailing list, so Hello everyone)
>
> Anyway, probably not what you had in mind but have you considered the fact
> that a lot of people now carry touch screens in their pocket? An
> Android/iPhone app could do what you need with the added bonus of the
> possibility to deploy it on an app store to provide info to new comers on
> their personal devices. (having travel info in tog doesn't really help
> people get there, I mean they've already gotten there by then)
>
> Chinese knock off tablets are surprisingly not terrible and relatively
> cheap, could mount one on a wall/in a table, wherever.
>
> There's a bunch of other stuff that could be stuck in an app too,calendar
> of events, those measurements of the beer for the brewers to keep up to
> date with, authenticate users in the app and build some sort of remote
> unlock for the front gate, whack an IRC client into it.....
>
> Just thought I throw that out there.
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM, Sean Nicholls <seannicholls at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I've had an idea for a touch screen terminal for Tog for a while.
>>
>> The basic premise being that new comers and members alike could use it to
>> sign up for membership, print forms, find out some Tog history and location
>> information (bus/train times) and other interesting features other members
>> might suggest (controlling the Pi-Jector?).
>>
>> So I'm looking for two things: A cheap (preferably free) touch screen
>> monitor and any ideas members and non-members might have for how this could
>> work.
>>
>> Personally I'm most immediately interested in getting some basic Tog
>> information, public transport information and Pi-Jector remote control
>> going.
>>
>> Any thoughts?
>>
>> Sean
>>
>>
>>
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