After hours and hours of work, I finally have something tangible to show for it! I've had to
change my target device, though. I was spending way too much time trying to get the
Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF3 in my case) to
compile for the Pi (mainly for the ARM, not the Pi specifically) so I decided to change it up
and just use an x86 machine for now. My goal is still to have a cross-platform dashboard but I
thought this way it would be faster to get something working so I don't have a blank screen
sitting here unused.
In typical Erik fashion, I've found yet another project I want to do. For Christmas my parents
gave me a 26" LCD TV that I'd wanted to use to watch TV in my office since I'd been using my
3rd LCD for that and I wanted to be able to actually use that LCD. For awhile I've been looking
for a way to raise the new TV off my desk high enough to reach over my current LCDs, but all of
the arms I'd found wouldn't raise the TV high enough. I finally decided that I'd have to go
with a wall mount (I was avoiding it because I didn't want to put holes in the wall, bother
finding studs, etc), so I went to Best Buy the day after Christmas to get one. They had some
wall mount brackets on sale that supported 15-37" TV's, so I picked up one of those. While I
was thinking about it, I thought I might as well get two and set up a second wall mount screen
since I had to get it all set up for one anyway.
Soooo... I've already found another project I'd like to work on. Some time ago I saw a video of
someone using various old computer parts to play music. I think they had a printer, a scanner,
an oscilloscope and various floppy drives. More recently I saw some videos of people using an
Arduino to play music using 3.5" floppy drives. It was pretty
intriguing and I decided it was time for me to make one (using my Raspberry Pi)!
Sooooooooooo... For a long time now I've wanted to write an operating system. I started a
couple times but the furthest I've gotten was just booting into an infinite loop that displayed
some text at a static location on the screen. No processes, no entry, no nothing.