Project - Digital Home Server - touchscreen controlled

Discussion in 'Computers' started by soitjes, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. soitjes

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    Hi,

    I've built a mediaplayer with a little mini-ITX PC. I had planned to use a commercial package, but in the end I wrote everything myself.

    The functions are audio, video, photo slideshow, Google Calendar, weather forecast, calculator and phone calls with Skype. This is what it looks like :

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    One particular feature is that I can control everything from a little 7" usb touchscreen in my living room.

    You can find details on the hardware and software on http://dhs.webatu.com.

    Hope you like it.

    Soitjes.
     
  2. Sam Posten

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    Very cool, and welcome to HTF. At first I thought this might be a spam post but it really looks like you have built something interesting and also free!
     
  3. soitjes

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    It's funny that you think it's spam. You're not the first one, I've been banned before. It seems that people just don't believe that somebody would build everything from scratch. Maybe I should change the picture, and show this one ? So that it looks more "home-built" ?

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    HTPC with touchscreens seems to be a open market though. A lot of people told me that they are interested in such a solution, but there isn't much support in the current HTPC software.

    Soitjes.
     
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    No, I don't think that's the problem. The problem is that your first post on the forum was to introduce your project rather than coming here to be a part of the community first! Either way, welcome, and I hope you'll keep us posted on how your project progresses.
     

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