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By MrBishop, Junior Member on 12th June 2014, 06:41 AM
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A while back I read:

http://hackaday.com/2013/04/01/kindl...cling-display/

This article inspired me to try the same thing with my Nook Simple Touch, I setup the server side script pretty much the as:
http://www.shatteredhaven.com/2012/1...r-display.html

I added SSH and set the script to run every 5 minutes using as a cron job. I rooted the nook and installed "Nook Touch Mod Manager" and set it to "Hide screensaver banner" under "configure mod options". I also installed BotSync to pull the updated file every 5 minutes. the end result is in the attached photo.



I am hoping to modify the server script to generate the top half the same but the bottom area first 2/3's (Friday/Saturday) will list my Google Calender events as a list, the last 1/3 will be a current weather status for outside where the sunny/cloud icon is under Sunday, and the middle will be the rooms temperature (pulled from a network temperature sensor. The bottom will be a trash remoinder.
 
 
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So....is this the screensaver?! Looks really nifty.
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What about doing this directly on the Nook? It would be really great, bus AFAIK no PHP for the droid...

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Originally Posted by MrBishop

A while back I read:

http://hackaday.com/2013/04/01/kindl...cling-display/

This article inspired me to try the same thing with my Nook Simple Touch, I setup the server side script pretty much the as:
http://www.shatteredhaven.com/2012/1...r-display.html

I added SSH and set the script to run every 5 minutes using as a cron job. I rooted the nook and installed "Nook Touch Mod Manager" and set it to "Hide screensaver banner" under "configure mod options". I also installed BotSync to pull the updated file every 5 minutes. the end result is in the attached photo.



I am hoping to modify the server script to generate the top half the same but the bottom area first 2/3's (Friday/Saturday) will list my Google Calender events as a list, the last 1/3 will be a current weather status for outside where the sunny/cloud icon is under Sunday, and the middle will be the rooms temperature (pulled from a network temperature sensor. The bottom will be a trash remoinder.

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I did a bit of research, and even if PHP is not available for the droid, python is, with QPython (it runs even on 2.1). I'll do some tests later (maybe next month, I'm pretty busy until then) based on this:

https://github.com/pjimenezmateo/kindle-wallpaper

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What about doing this directly on the Nook? It would be really great, bus AFAIK no PHP for the droid...

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You could always just use the default choice for Android apps: Java.
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You could always just use the default choice for Android apps: Java.

I could, but I'm not a developer. I'm more comfortable tinkering with scripts, and the original solution is just a few scripts so...
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So....is this the screensaver?! Looks really nifty.

Yes it is, I set it as the screensaver by saving the generated image to the default folder.

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I did a bit of research, and even if PHP is not available for the droid, python is, with QPython (it runs even on 2.1). I'll do some tests later (maybe next month, I'm pretty busy until then) based on this:
You could easily write a script, or with a little work a app for android but that would have to run on the E-Ink device and I want to keep the battery life as it's best.

https://github.com/pjimenezmateo/kindle-wallpaper

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You could always just use the default choice for Android apps: Java.

But that would be more work then necessary besides it would lower battery life.


I forgot to mention, my SSH file pulling method might not be the most stable, it sometimes doesn't update for hours. It seems it goes into standby when the screen is locked. Probably a Rom issue.
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