E-ink Reader Dashboard, Smart Display, and USB HUD injector
So, all the things that im building are reusing the materials. However, the price will be greater than 250 usd, which im willing to chip in myself.
E ink reader/widget dashboard
- Gonna try following a few tutorials online. I have a rasberry pi 3 already, but I think a pico/rpi4 will be needed.
- Ill make a rest api, hosted on my local interent. Through which ill be able to change the things being displayed on the e-ink dashbaord
- Its not too hard or too easy, ive worked with rasberry pi related hardware before, so hopefully its alright.
- https://kimmo.blog/posts/7-building-eink-weather-display-for-our-home/ gonna expand on this + a few more tutorials available online
- also this: https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/118380/using-a-kindle-paperwhite-screen-with-raspberry (Kindle e-ink screens are higher res)
- finally, i have an echo show(alexa) and a google nest hub(google assistant) already available. Im gonna try using IFTTT to link the api to these two so i can simply ask google/alexa to change the weather display to something
Rasberry pi smart display
- Its gonna be very similar to the project above, except there will be a mirror and monitor instead of an e-ink screen.
- Theres existing software available for the smart mirror, so hopefully i won’t have to do much on the software side of things.
- https://learn.adafruit.com/android-smart-home-mirror gonna try following this tutorial
Usb Rubber ducky hud injector thing using a rasberry pi pico
- Ive made this before using a digispark attiny 85 board. It was a bit slow but it worked. Gonna try replicating what I did with a rasperry pi zero W/Rasberry pi pico.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_f9p-_JWZw gonna try following this tutorial
- While wating for the hardware to arrive, ill be working on the rest api for the first/2nd project.
- Once the hardware arrives, it’ll be pretty straightforward to set things up and connect the software and hardware.
- Ill try project 3 with the rasberry pi 3 that i already have available while waiting for the pico/rpi4 to arrive.
- Rest of the plan is listed in the project details section
Budget in Australian dollars
I’ll be buying the rpi4 myself, so the total becomes $557-$200: $357 AUD $357 aud converted to usd is about 245 usd.