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Building Things with Raspberry Pi

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Over the weekend I helped a friend out developing a kiosk video player based on Raspberry Pi.
We’re now using the following, with good success:

  • Python
  • pygame for the interactive menus
  • omxplayer for video playback
  • Python backends for controlling the video player
  • GPIO for external signalling that interacts with the application.

Definitely a fun project and it works reasonably responsive now. Some day we will experiment with OpenGL to make the interface even more snappy.
Hopefully also with direct pygame support. We’ll see.