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Beagleboard Kitchen PC – Some pictures…

Since several people asked me to show some pictures of the kitchen PC now I took the time making some pictures of the current state of the kitchen PC.

It is mounted on the wall in our kitchen in a Proof-of-Concept case now. The pictures show the current state of the GUI which will be reworked in the near future. Means I am already in progress redesigning the graphical frontend. The last three images give a preview on the new design. But enough of the words … now have a look at the pictures of my beagleboard driven kitchen PC.

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  1. SpideyNo Gravatar
    18:22 on May 13th, 2011

    Nice looking project!

    What software are you using for the UI?

  2. LaMiNo Gravatar
    19:23 on May 13th, 2011

    thanka!

    The ui is completely self programmed in Python, PyGTK and so on. The next post will be about the application.

  3. fgauNo Gravatar
    23:38 on May 15th, 2011

    nice! which display do you use for that kitchen helper? ;)

  4. LaMiNo Gravatar
    12:43 on May 16th, 2011

    It is some sort of no-name display. In linux it reports as eGalax device. I use the evtouch touchscreen driver to make it work.

  5. FraserNo Gravatar
    00:27 on September 1st, 2011

    I’m creating a similar computer designed for the kitchen except mine will be built into a toaster. I have a question regarding your design.

    How are you powering that screen as well as the BeagleBoard? Do you just have two adaptors or some sort of splitting system? My screen runs on 12v and I’m not really sure how I can get 5v to the BB and 12v to the LCD with just one adaptor.

  6. LaMiNo Gravatar
    11:33 on September 2nd, 2011

    Good question. I had the same problem but found no inexpensive and good solution for the power supply problem. At the moment I use two power supplies.

    According to the documentation he BB can be powered by USB without dedicated power supply. But i’ve never tested this. Maybe this could be a solution.

    Please let me know when you got a solution for that. And I would aso be interested in any news about your project.

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