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Thingie

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Re: Supported wall panel orbiters?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2009, 07:56:37 pm »
Why don't use a pocketpc for this function?

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Re: Supported wall panel orbiters?
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2009, 08:02:21 pm »
Why don't use a pocketpc for this function?

I guess you could with the poe extractor.  I would prefer something larger and more substantial as I plan for this unit to be the main home automation hub for the house.

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Re: Supported wall panel orbiters?
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2009, 08:08:06 pm »
However, my panel will still need some kind of processor & storage (some kind of mini computer) in it right?  I can't just have a panel with an ethernet plug (if there even is such a thing).  The interface can't be fed directly to an orbiter (panel) from the core... correct?

The insteon device you pointed to isn't just a screen, it has processor etc. (According to the page you linked to, it has
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Processor:   400MHZ/ 800MMACs High Performance Processor
Memory:   16 Mb RAM, up to 16 Mb Flash
My point was that even if this particular device isn't MCE compatible, there are other, similar devices that are. rperre, for example, referred you to the Mini2440. AFAIK, that doesn't inherantly use POE, but you could use an extractor with it and achieve what you (I think) want.
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Re: Supported wall panel orbiters?
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2009, 10:12:27 pm »
The Dianemo site has an in-wall orbiter displayed, what are they using?

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Re: Supported wall panel orbiters?
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2009, 11:00:37 pm »
Also found this on the web.
http://technabob.com/blog/2009/06/29/shuttle-x50-flat-screen-pc-barebones/

Looks nice and powerfull and has a 15.6" touch screen. It's only 36mm thick.

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Re: Supported wall panel orbiters?
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2009, 11:15:50 pm »
Thom's framebuffer orbiter could probably be compiled for ARM processors and used on pretty much any ARM embedded wifi-enabled touchscreen computer. Put a nice bezel on it and mount it in the wall.

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One of the main reasons for Thom's work in this area is to enable us to have a usable ARM based Orbiter - one of the initial targets is the mini-2440 ARM based board.

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Re: Supported wall panel orbiters?
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2009, 10:06:59 pm »
Did some more digging and the Mini2440 looks nice! :D

I'd love to find the version with the 7" screeen available somewhere. That might be just about perfect for what I hope to do.

Where do we find details/updates on the framebuffer orbiter?  Not seeing it in the wiki.

Thanks!

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Re: Supported wall panel orbiters?
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2009, 10:59:00 pm »
It is part of the Orbiter source code, and can be built with Makefile_DirectFB. There is still some anicillary methods missing (progress window, choice dialogs, basic message dialog) which need to be implemented, but it does work for existing orbiters that are set up in the web admin.

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Re: Supported wall panel orbiters?
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2009, 11:13:59 pm »
Did some more digging and the Mini2440 looks nice! :D

I'd love to find the version with the 7" screeen available somewhere. That might be just about perfect for what I hope to do.

Where do we find details/updates on the framebuffer orbiter?  Not seeing it in the wiki.

Thanks!

Look on ebay for the 7" version about $149 + shipping, not too bad I think, since the 3.5" is about $109
It ships from hong kong, I normally don't like that, but it does seem to work.

Search for "S3C2440" (sorry ebay links not allowed I think)

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