Hello from FlightAware Headquarters in Houston, Texas!
Over the weekend we put together something we’ve been discussing around the office: A PiAware with a 7" touchscreen.
Assembly was pretty straightforward. This page was helpful when it came to connecting the touchscreen and the Pi: https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Touchscreen-Setup/
There’s a few reasons we decided to do this project. First, it’s cool to have sitting on the end of your desk. I’ve had a few people drop by and check it out.
Second, we’d like to make configuring your PiAware easier. The team is looking at putting together a Desktop image that comes with PiAware and pre-installed programs that makes editing config files a thing of the past.
Finally, we can only send out so many free FlightFeeders. We are often asked by applicants if they can buy one because they don’t have the technical skills or time to build a PiAware. Selling FlightFeeders presents its own problems, so we are considering making a pre-built PiAware with a touchscreen similar to the above available via Amazon.
We’d love to hear what you think about this idea. Would you be interested in anything I’ve outlined?