Easy Setup Customize Customize the touch display has so many possibilities. But if you left your dust in the drawer, you won’t be able to fully experience the benefits of such a useful kit.
The alternative is to take it out of the drawer, connect the touch display to the Raspberry Pi, and reformat the microSD card. It’s time to work on a new project — one of these ideas should interest you.
1. Raspberry Pi Photo Frame
There are several options for creating a Raspberry Pi photo frame, mostly using Python code. You can write your own script by pulling images from a pre-populated directory. Also, take a look at our guide to creating your own photo frame with beautiful images and inspirational quotes. It pulls content from two Reddit feeds — images from /r/EarthPorn and quotes from /r/ShowerThoughts — and mixes them together.
The results are always amazing!
2. Star Trek style control panel
Instead of waiting for the 24th century, why not offer your Raspberry Pi today a stylish user interface from Star Trek: The Next Generation ? Even though you won’t be able to control it, you can control your smart home.
In the example above, the Belkin WeMo switches and Nest thermostat are controlled by a Raspberry Pi, touch display, and InControlHA system using Wemo and Nest plugins. ST: magic TNG originates from the introduction of the Library Computer Access System (LCARS) seen in the 1980s/1990s star trek . Coder Toby Curien designed the LCARS user interface for the Pi, which is used outside of home automation.
3.Raspberry Pi Carputer
Building a carputer has long been the holy grail for tech developers, and the Raspberry Pi is making it far more achievable than ever before. But for the carputer to really take shape, it needs a display — and what’s better than a touchscreen interface?
(The developer of this project has made a disk image available for download.)
Setting up a Raspberry Pi computer also requires a user interface, a suitable power supply, and working connections to any additional hardware you use. (This may include a mobile key and GPS for satellite communications, for example.)
4. Your own desktop computer
Now here’s a unique use for the Pi and its touch display. A compact tool to control the equipment on your bench (or kitchen or tabletop) is a multi-purpose build. It’s designed to help you get started on home automation projects, but it also includes webcam support to help you record your progress.
The Raspberry Pi desktop computer can be assembled by following a five-part series of YouTube videos from Tech Explorations. Here is the introductory video:
The code can be downloaded from Github.
5. Touch screen photo booth with Google Drive downloads
The idea here is simple. With just a Raspberry Pi, a webcam and a touch screen — plus a thermal printer — you can create an all-in-one photo booth!