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A project log for OpenHAB2 Raspberry Pi Touch Display

Smarthome Panel Display for OpenHAB2 taken in an ikea cutting board

Benjamin PrescherBenjamin Prescher 11/21/2019 at 10:560 Comments

After some "dry exercises" it was finally time: The Raspberry got its new task as a "Smart Home Central"...

Here are some steps I did to get everything up and running:

  1.  At first I build everything up and checked for electrical functionality
  2.  After this I used a a clean new install of "Raspbian Buster with desktop"
  3. Manually created wpa_supplicant.conf because the Raspberry Pi 3A+ does't have a ethernet connection and I wanted to configure the Pi remotely (even if you are using a touch display, there is no virtual keyboard pre-installed) wpa_supplicant (German)
  4. Installed remote desktop protocol:
    1. sudo apt install xrdp
    2. sudo reboot
  5. Installed virtuall keyboard
    1. sudo apt-get update
    2. sudo apt-get install at-spi2-core florence
    3. sudo reboot

After this it was time to read out some temperature data from the BMP280:

  1. Installed Adafruit blinka
  2. Installed Adafruit BMP280 Lib

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