6 Cool Projects You Can Do With A Raspberry Pi And Display – SlashGear

April 28, 2024 | by magnews24.com

Paper calendars, while old-school to some, are undeniably handy. You won’t need to push numerous buttons on your phone or computer just to know your upcoming deadlines. One glance at the calendar hanging on your wall, and you’re pretty much informed about your agenda for the next several weeks. However, there are limitations to using paper calendars, like needing to physically write on the paper and having to replace them every year.

If you want something more modern and convenient, take a look at this digital calendar dashboard. This is one of the cheapest Raspberry Pi projects you can make, as you only need two things: a Raspberry Pi and any old screen you have lying around. The dashboard displays your 84-day calendar that’s already marked with your scheduled events and tasks. There are also some extra elements here, such as the local date and time, world time, local weekly weather, and to-do list. To create the dashboard itself, DAKboard, a paid customizable display software, is used. It’s then displayed on the Chromium browser. DAKboard also runs on any browser, allowing you to modify the dashboard by simply logging into your account from another computer and configuring the content from there. This flexibility also lets you customize the screen size to as big or as small as you prefer. Another convenient feature of this digital calendar is its automatic screen turn-on and off setting, scheduled for 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. respectively.

The software setup for the project is straightforward and requires no coding. In fact, you can get the DAKboard up and running in less than 30 minutes, making the project ideal for a quick weekend activity.

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