need tips on building a large screen calendar.

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need tips on building a large screen calendar.

Post by dacflyer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:44 am

boss man has an idea for building a large screen (34" - 36") wall calendar.
i did look up some on the web. seen a few things like DAKboard or google calendar using a Rasberry-Pi. but they seem a little over my head as far as programming goes. And boss wants a touch screen type. we found a monitor that has such a large screen.
i am guessing it will be possible to adapt a larger monitor to the Pi. and it should recognize the touch screen the same as a smaller screen ?
but i think my issue is adding the ( not sure on my terminology here ) building a dashboard with widgets ?
he said he wants the calendar to where we can add notes to the dates, like when there will be meetings, or if someone will be off , or on vacation.
and maybe a current weather radar and forecast ? and maybe 1 or 2 other things. we don't need it to be too cluttered
i think i'd have no issue with hardware, except the programming. as i know nothing about Raspberry-Pi

has anyone made something like this ?
any tips are welcomed, thanks

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Re: need tips on building a large screen calendar.

Post by kheston » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:15 pm

It's been some time since you asked for this, DacFlyer.

But, if the boss is still asking for a solution, here are some GitHub projects to reference:
https://github.com/search?q=touchscreen+calendar

Here's a more detail project walk-thru:
https://www.hanselman.com/blog/how-to-b ... ap-monitor
Kurt - SF Bay

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Re: need tips on building a large screen calendar.

Post by dacflyer » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:49 am

thanks.. i'll look into it..
Boss sort of put this on the back burner, but i haven't given up yet.. boss needs to buy a monitor 1st..
and the proper raspberry Pi.

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