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Interface Viewer Hardware
#1
I know in-wall touchscreens aren't a big thing these days with tablets and phones, but I still like the idea of a couple of in-wall Interface Viewers throughout the house. Has anyone looked at the following Windows 10 single board computer.

http://www.lattepanda.com/product-details/?pid=2

I'm thinking about using their 7" touchscreen to see if I could build some sort of in-wall Interface Viewer. I know it doesn't have the most powerful processor, but I believe it's a tablet class CPU and would probably be fine for the IV. Any thoughts?
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#2
The IV's requirements aren't very large. If you use lots of images with lots of transparency and you want to do lots of finger dragging of complex content, then it does matter somewhat, at least the graphics capabilities.

Though, probably most things these days would be fine I would think, and looking at it, it doesn't seem like an overly light machine. It's a quad core and has an on-board Intel graphics subsystem, though not too sure what exactly that graphics subsystem is. It says '12 EUs', which I assume means 12 execution units. I'm not sure how good that is, but looking at other of their chipsets over the last years that appears to be the entry level count for each chip set family.
Dean Roddey
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#3
I'd actually like to see someone write a client for the RPi. Somthing that maybe is along the same lines as the iOS client in that it uses the RIVA server.

I like the look of this board you linked to. Just need to check on pricing, availability and hardware support (cases etc).
Mykel Koblenz
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#4
I wouldn't write anything that uses RIVA at this point. It will be phased out as soon as we can. It would be better to use the web server via WebSockets, as I'm doing for the room config based application.
Dean Roddey
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#5
I think for that price (device+screen) you could just get one of those 8" Win10 tablets. I have a venue pro 8. Works great running the IV. Issues for me are that there is no good dock for it and the batter life could be better, maybe 4 hours at best.

But if you are looking at these solutions you already need to plug it in anyway so power/dock considerations would be moot...
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#6
This might make things interesting...

Qualcomm Collaborates with Microsoft to Support Windows 10 Computing Devices on Next Generation Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors
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#7
why not just use the little intel compute stick thingys?
a little bit more $ (if you insist on windows... if only we had a Linux client IV, the Linuxy ones are less than 1/2 the $ of the windows ones...)

the main benefit would be it already has an enclosure/case, and they are rather small...
NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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#8
One of the things I like about the LattePanda board is the GPIOs. If I built some kind of in-wall enclosure I would look into adding a few hard buttons on the bezel for things like 'home', 'volume', etc.

Plus, I think it's just a cool little Windows 10 board. Smile
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#9
well, I thought the compute stick was smaller... so technically it is cooler :-)
but you are correct, I had just ignored the arduino and all those I/O as a neat, but ultimately useless addition...
you bring up a really cool point...
all sorts of hard buttons.... that can even have their own "logic"...
you could even add some gears and a stepper motor and make it all steampunky... (or even do something, like useful?)
hmm...

damn... I will probably be needing to get one of these little panda thingies now.... well, soon, ran out of money for this year... but still...
NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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#10
SomeWhatLost Wrote:damn... I will probably be needing to get one of these little panda thingies now.... well, soon, ran out of money for this year... but still...

look on the bright side - next year is just a couple of weeks away! :-D
do the needful ...
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