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This project uses a Raspberry Pi 2 connected to the Pendo television located next to the CCHS entrance. The slide show depends on a Google doc located in the committee shared folder located here.

The slide how can be edited on the cloud, however the Raspberry Pi will need to be rebooted in order to display the modified content,

Software

Installing and Configuring Unclutter

Enter each line below into the Raspberry Pi terminal.

  • sudo apt-get install unclutter
  • Unordered List Itemunclutter -display :0 -noevents -grab
Run at boot:
Different ways to do this, I've done the following, using two separate methods.... meh:
  • '@unclutter -idle 0.1 -root' in /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
  • kweb … in ~/.config/autostart/noticeboard.desktop

[Desktop Entry] Name=noticeboard Exec=kweb -KJ https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wwEt3LSrDxffIAIxfGK_Zm-AO$ Type=Application

Page size in slideshow is 1920×1080 for widescreen goodness, slides built in inkscape, etc exported as png and embedded look nicer than the default design stuff, but whatever works.

– Zac, March 2015. – – Formatted by Mathew, May 2015

To fix the black borders around the Raspberry Pi display on the Pendo TVs.

If black borders aren't yet present but the Raspberry Pi is displaying beyond the screen borders

- Using the TV remote, go to the TV menu, under the picture settings change screen mode to “PC”.

Setting the Raspberry Pi screen to fit the TV

  1. Open up the terminal
  2. Go to the base directory (usually by entering “cd ..” twice)
  3. Enter “sudo nano boot/config.txt
  4. Uncomment “disable_overscan=1”
  5. Press CRTL + o to save and then Enter
  6. Press CRTL + x to close the nano application
  7. Back in terminal enter “sudo reboot” and wait for the Raspberry Pi to start up again

The Raspberry Pi display should now fit the Pendo TV screen with a clear picture.

– Mathew Norman & Anton Todorov, May 2015

doc/noticeboard.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/05 17:46 by 123.243.127.172