As I do research for my Halloween build along, I have run across a few things that will help you. Depending on what you want to do. If you wanted a completely custom interface, I recommend Python.
Try using Python and the PyGame library. You can create windows, bitmaps, move things around. If you want standard windows and buttons, the QT interface is easy to use, though Ive only used it with C++.
I've actually got quite a bit to blog, and most of it is great news! Plus I'm on a deadline - this MUST be working before October 13th to show off at the Going Caching 2015 Geocaching Mega Event in Rome, Georgia. I'm a bit behind, though, thanks in large part to a failing harddrive and a FUBARed Windows 10 update - the unboxing and first build videos were all destroyed. I'm redoing them and will have them posted quite soon.
On the good news side, I had an exciting meeting with the area's Arts Alliance as well as a proxy meeting with the local film festival folks who are all super keen on this build. Because of their expressed desires, I'm going to get the 7" touchscreen display. They want to help me take this build to a viable prototype for several local interests, particularly with respect to encouraging tourism. I might have access to a team of undergraduate seniors for programming and web integration as well as one or more computer science professors. The hope is that a functioning product is available by the end of the school year.
Anyway, enough of the spoilers.
Bits of blogs are also good blogs Glad to hear it's coming along!
Hey, I've been able to assemble everything but haven't had that much time to play with it. I'm following cmelement14 's blog until I get stable GPS data.
Has anyone wondered how geocaching.com pushes data? Do they have a webservice or something? I;m wondering how can I GET saved geocaches from My List menu into my Raspberry Pi.
Would be cool if they use JSON or something similar.
If you use Touchscreen display, I saw a post about a GPS for cars based on Raspberry Pi. Maybe we can use some resources from there.
How about this for a battery? http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19132__Turnigy_nano_tech_3300mah_2S_65_130C_Lipo_Pack_.html
I think the efficiency is not that good but can work better than NI-Mh for instance.
Hope your build's coming along, we've seen some great posts so far by dmedlow , cmelement14, and screamingtiger I understand there have been problems with the shim (and you've been very creative with it, too!) and there's also been some discoveries over the command strings for the Microstack GPS device!
So I wanted to advance the build using the 2.4" Touchscreen that was released a few weeks ago (yes I know that the 7" Touchscreen is now a thing but I like a challenge, and keeping things small).
I'm encountering a difficulty, or a fork in the road!
The screen resolution is 320x240 and we can render whatever we like to it, an easy solution would be to just copy what's going on with the PiFace Control & Display, but just a terminal output is a bit horrid.
I thought, we could either do something GUI based within a Window Manager for Raspbian, or code a web page, which may give us greater access down the line.
A few suggestions have been:
- Python GTK/QT GUI
What're your thoughts?
Hopefully we'll see something from these guys soon!