Topic: Yet another chumby project
Well, I scrapped my Raspberry Pi in a chumby project.
The Pi runs really hot, the rat's nest of wiring made me nervous, and there was no decent user interface.
Don't despair, because I have found something that may work as an alternative.
Here's the PyPortal Titano from Adafruit:
It's expensive and uses a language with which I have no experience. The big upside is that it's compact, runs cool, has a touchscreen, built in wifi, connector for a speaker, connector for physical buttons.
The biggest upside? It's exactly the same size and resolution as the original chumby screen!
I'm just learning python, but it may be possible to paste multiple .py programs onto an SD card and have the pyportal cycle through them.
(either on a timer or with a press of Chumby's bend switch) This looks tricky and I can't promise I will ever get it working.
There are already a good amount of Chumby-like projects freely available:
https://learn.adafruit.com/pyportal-wea … n/overview
https://learn.adafruit.com/pyportal-qua … k/overview
There are some limitation to the PyPortal that mean it will never be as robust as a Chumby, but we can approximate it.