Ok, so… Like lots of families (I assume) we have a whiteboard… things like basic notes, a calendar that everyone can see, things like that.
I think it would be cool to replace it with a 24" touchscreen monitor, running pi, that would primarily display lovelace. I have no issue with the physical aspects of this - running power, connecting to power safely, that sort of thing… but the following few issues.
I don’t want it sticking out into the room any more than necessary - where it is located, it will be seen on-edge pretty often, and I think that is a bad look. So, I’m guessing that I’ll need a recessed flat mount. However, even with a flat mount, most of the touchscreens have a big bump on the back - so at best the screen would have an ugly gap behind it. Also, this wall is exterior - so I’d like to try and preserve whatever insulation that I can - and most of the recessed boxes are nearly a full stud in depth.
What would you do?
- Surface mount. Build a pictureframe.
- Recessed mount, with the “goal” to provide power and a truly flush mounted monitor
- Mount a flush mount as deep as possible in the recessed box (or frame out a box). Get the “back of the front” flush as possible.
Then, I’d run basically an instance of pi and just a full-screen web browser. have someway to edit my calander directly there, as well as change days/months/etc. Give a place to access notes (tie it into apple notes if possible), and mabye do some fun stuff like give access to plex or something.