October 03, 2014

Make a wall-mounted Google Calendar with Raspberry Pi

With technology becoming increasingly expensive there are many things that are starting to fall by the wayside, and one of those is the humble calendar. Many of us now rely on the calendar in Google Apps as it can be viewed and controlled from many devices. Alex Pine agreed with this and has documented how he created a wall-mounted Google Calendar display with a Raspberry Pi.

After finding a wall-mounted television in the kitchen of his new home, it was quickly replaces with an older inexpensive monitor and the Raspberry Pi, power and network connected. Controlling the Pi remotely is made easy by SSH and Alex explains this process alonhg with installing the required software.

This is a neat use of a Raspberry Pi and shows how easy it is to make your own customised interactive displays, so visit the project page to learn how. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you need to connect external circuitry to your Raspberry Pi such as the game project above, consider our PiBreak board. It provides labelled breakout pins for all GPIOs, a large prototyping area with solder pads, and power rails for easy power connection:

Furthermore the PiBreak also includes mounting hardware to firmly attach it to your Raspberry Pi using a nut, bolt, and spacer - and is compatible with all revisions of both model A and B Raspberry Pi computers. For more information about our PiBreak board, our Getting Started guide, and to order - visit the product page.

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