Browser kiosk image for Home Assistant dashboards

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Browser kiosk image for Home Assistant dashboards

Post by dapper2490 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:11 pm

Does anyone know of a way of making the joggler perform as a dashboard for home assistant/hadashboard?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_uh_ZTX6_A[/youtube]


I know of a chrome browser image for the raspberry pi that does this;

https://github.com/futurice/chilipie-kiosk


Any advice, greatly appreciated.

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Post by hawsey » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:28 pm

dapper2490 wrote:Does anyone know of a way of making the joggler perform as a dashboard for home assistant/hadashboard?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_uh_ZTX6_A[/youtube]


I know of a chrome browser image for the raspberry pi that does this;

https://github.com/futurice/chilipie-kiosk


Any advice, greatly appreciated.
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Post by pete » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:33 am

I will give it a go here on my Ubuntu 14.04 tabletop Joggler (Buzz's build). I have been able to get Home Assistant displaying fine in Firefox.

Looks like the video uses an Android OS base...I think...played a bit way back with Android running from a USB stick.

That said have only installed Ubuntu and Windows on the internal SSD. Note here modded Joggler has a 16Gb SSD drive, configured Nic ROM using SROM tools, mini USB hub tacked on the back (connected to aux 2.0 wire traces) and RTC with battery today.
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Post by dapper2490 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:58 pm

Thanks for having a look, Pete. Very much appreciated!

I think the Joggler is a perfect match for this, HADashboard does all the hard work and is highly customisable and it will breath new lease of life into mine. In fact, I might buy another couple for the bedrooms if it works. :D

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Post by hawsey » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:23 pm

dapper2490 wrote:Thanks for having a look, Pete. Very much appreciated!

I think the Joggler is a perfect match for this, HADashboard does all the hard work and is highly customisable and it will breath new lease of life into mine. In fact, I might buy another couple for the bedrooms if it works. :D
Dapper , Android is available here
http://www.familie-kirchhofer.de/android/
It might work on this for you . It needs to boot off a little usb stick .

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Post by dapper2490 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:30 pm

Thanks Hawsey, I'll give it a go.

cheers!

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Post by dwl99 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:49 am

The build in Hawsey's post isn't fully working but there's a fixed version here viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1598#p19800

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Post by dapper2490 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:58 pm

Thanks for that, I thought it was just me! :oops:

Anyone know how to install internally if it works?

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Post by pete » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:17 pm

Not sure if it'll work on the 1 Gb internal eMMC.

Here only run Linux and Windows on the configured internal SSD. Thinking way back tried to write the USB Android image to the 16Gb SSD drive and it did work a couple of times and over time would fail to boot.
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Post by hawsey » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:28 pm

Dwl99 ha cheers Dave just making sure you are still here , sorry about that , yes Android will boot happily off a tiny external usb but not off the internal memory as it's too small :-( .
You can also boot off the internal usb that is occupied by the wireless card but then you would need to use ethernet .
Some of these usb sticks are so small they are hardly noticeable .

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Re: Browser kiosk image for Home Assistant dashboards

Post by dapper2490 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:07 pm

Thanks for all you help and advice. I'll order a small sized USB and try it out. Great forum, very helpful and friendly, cheers!

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