diamaunt wrote: Raxid wrote:
I have yet to find an alarm clock that works like it does.
As far as I know, the only other thing like it... is a Chumby or Infocast. Unless someone makes their own home built one out of a raspi or similar.
I tried it. I can get exactly the functionality I want. Hell, it was neat having an alarm clock that could also play Joust and other MAME games.
What made it just an exercise to see if it COULD be done to ending up back in the "parts bin" was that it wasn't PRACTICAL. I'm horrible at building custom cabinets or boxes. The dash is just about perfect with it's buttons. Snooze exactly where it's needed, screen the right size, just the right shape. It's more CLOCK than computer.
That's also why a tablet just wont work. Hitting "snooze" on a tablet app sucks out loud. I've tried them all. The dash is pretty close to perfect as a clock. It's one of the reasons why I've had a dash for the last 6 or 7ish years and haven't scavenged it for some other projects.