Barputer

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|Locations=Den Bunker
 
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After that you need to add the touchscreen to you're /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. This was done according to the configuration found here: http://0x20.be/Table_Computer. Restart X-server and you should have the touchscreen working. The values in the xorg.conf must be calibrated to you're specific configuration. At this time I haven't found any other option to do this then trail and error.
 
After that you need to add the touchscreen to you're /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. This was done according to the configuration found here: http://0x20.be/Table_Computer. Restart X-server and you should have the touchscreen working. The values in the xorg.conf must be calibrated to you're specific configuration. At this time I haven't found any other option to do this then trail and error.
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== Current Status ==
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* A computer has been fixed to the ceiling above the bar
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* The touchscreen is operational (I think)
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* We are currently using the cash register thingie I (=Koert wrote for Josto).  This is text-based so atm the touchscreen isn't of much value yet.  I am however writing another program, with a GUI, more suited to our specific needs.
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* So as from now: if you buy a drink, scan it!  If for some reason you can't figure out how it works, ask Koert.

Revision as of 07:06, 4 August 2011


Barputer
What:
In a hackerspace a computer is needed everywhere, included behind the bar. So this project was born.
Beer computer-300x290.jpg
Participants:
Koen, Koert
Category:
Electronics
Locations:
Den Bunker

Contents

Ideas

Hardware

What we have available

Thanks to all who have contributed hardware!

Todo

Software

MPD

The MPD / djmount / MPDplayer software have been set up in the same way as the setup in Whitespace. This setup is documented here.

Point of sales & Stock management

Using the Jostokassa application made by Koert
I'm writing a new one (with a gui because console + touchscreen is just silly) more suited to our specific needs -- Koert

Touchscreen

It might be convenient to use a touch screen at this location. Rob has provided a old LCD touchscreen we might use. To get it running on ubuntu (testet on 10.10) you need the following driver to be installed:

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-elographics

After that you need to add the touchscreen to you're /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. This was done according to the configuration found here: http://0x20.be/Table_Computer. Restart X-server and you should have the touchscreen working. The values in the xorg.conf must be calibrated to you're specific configuration. At this time I haven't found any other option to do this then trail and error.

Current Status

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