Inspired by an article in the Standard I decided that I also want something like this!
Michael Teeuw has provided a step by step guide with a Raspberry Pi in his blog, and shows how he has come to a result.
Best of all, for most people the hardest bit of reproducing this project at home won’t be the Raspberry Pi end – frankly, the bit I had expect to find most tricky is making the wooden frame. Michael has done all the hard work with the interface, and integrating all the information he needs when gazing at his own beauteous visage: namely a nice uplifting compliment, the weather, clock and calendar, and a news feed. He’s also made detailed wiring instructions available, along with all of his code.
After I’ve read through very carefully, I wanted to get started right away, but the first difficulties were not long in coming.
I therefore would like to show my progress in the next few weeks and want to point out the pitfalls. Maybe I’ll even refine this great basis now and then.