Barputer

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== Current Status ==
 
== Current Status ==
 
* A computer has been fixed to the ceiling above the bar
 
* A computer has been fixed to the ceiling above the bar
* The touchscreen is operational and calibrated to a usable degree.
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* The touchscreen is operational and calibrated to a usable degree.  It seems to be ok, only around the edges it's difficult/impossible to reach some places.
* We are currently using the cash register thingie I (=Koert) wrote for JostoThis 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.
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*Still to do: mounting of the touchscreen on a somewhat, "ergonomical" height. I plan to do this next wednesday. I'll be looking for materials this week(end). Some plywood and iron stuff will do the trick. (Tom).
 
*Still to do: mounting of the touchscreen on a somewhat, "ergonomical" height. I plan to do this next wednesday. I'll be looking for materials this week(end). Some plywood and iron stuff will do the trick. (Tom).

Revision as of 15:35, 25 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!

Touchscreen

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

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

After installing the drivers, a calibration of the elo touchscreen is required. This can be done in 2 ways.

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 vwcr application made by Koert. It's not completely finished yet, but it can be used (and is being used).

Current Status

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