Pi-Eyed

in raspberrypi •  last month 

No, not pie-eyed, but Pi-eyed. My first touchscreen was faulty, but Amazon sent a replacement. I double-checked everything with the new screen and the old one. The line of dead pixels on the first screen is definitely not a cable fault or a problem with my Pi. The new one is working fine so far, though.

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The wallpaper is from @nateaguila's gift to the community here. I also tweaked the UI colors to match Hive.

I'm still running the basic Raspberry Pi OS, but I intend to set up a new NOOBS Micro SD card for experimentation. I'm considering everything from Ubuntu to Android to trying to make Windows 2000 work on this thing, just to see what mischief I can manage. I also want to try to get FreeDoom running and link my PS4 controller via Bluetooth. We'll see if I can make that work.

I left out the camera module for now, although I left the LEGO-style plate on the side with its camera hole, because LEGO will never not be awesome. I am still largely pleased with the Arteck unergonomic keyboard and mouse, although I had one strange incident where one keystroke kept going. The key wasn't stuck. I don't know where the issue came from.

One other issue common to any of these screens that employ the video out ribbon cable is the inability to simultaneously use the micro-HDMI ports to link another display. Whether that concerns you or not depends on your needs. One small note: The lower resolution requires me to use the F11 key to pop into full-screen mode to access most drop-down menus in most programs. A minor frustration.

I have full access to Hive and PeakD though, and once my battery pack arrives, this will be quite portable. Hive on the go from a DIY Linux machine is still way cooler than just buying an off-the-shelf tablet or laptop.

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I don't know if the pi os is linux, but the "sticky keystroke" thing is one I've had issues with my box for as long as I've had the box for (4-5 years). Distro didn't seem to matter (started with Ubuntu and now using Manjaro) and neither does keyboard (my old keyboard got a bit sticky in places and then the spacebar kind of went and I couldn't figure out how to fix it so my partner got me a pretty shiny mechanical one with rainbow lights for my birthday).

Having made it yourself is definitely bragworthy XD

@tipu curate

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