My piPad is finished and WAPping nicely with Phoebe.
Loving the raspberry coloured keys. One last problem: I can’t find Florence’ colon* 😉 It does make editing in vim quite hard.
A few notes:
- powered by a 5V 2.1 LiPo battery bank
- video cards and RPi independently powered by the bank via a USB cable splitter – powering the Pi via the video cards GPIO’s or Vout USB A socket leads to reduced voltage for the Pi (rainbow square in top right of the screen is the ‘underpowered’ warning
- florence is a good as she can be but she lacks the finer touches shown on other linux implementations – I presume due to GPU capability for rendering opaqueness / transparency – the default Raspiand distribution upgrade from Wheezy (version 0.5.1-1) to Jessie (version 0.6.2-2) will hopefully help when that happens.
- florence also doesn’t not have access to a font with the right symbolic characters so her special keys are blank – not the end of the world, just less pretty
- Once she’s scaled to a size suitable for the 7″ DSI Raspberry Pi screen, I needed to use a stylus even though I have tiny fingers.
She’s met her requirement to control Phoebe in flights so I can follow my purity desire and use the piPad instead of my iPad to control Phoebe’s flights. That’s how I’ll be doing it at the next Cotswold Jam.
*No seriously, can you see a colon on the keyboard? It sometimes appears with a set of keystokes I’ve not yet tracked down, but mostly it just vanishes down a black hole.
P.S. Found it – right-shift + ‘;’ what made it hard for me was that neither left-shift nor caps-lock revealed the colon, only right-shift does it.