I recently acquired a 7" touch screen I strapped my (otherwise redundant) Pi 3B to…
… The purpose was to experiment with creating my own Stream Deck-like thing…
… After a little experimentation I have a TKInter-based app with a pair of buttons that turn on and off one specific light in my house. It’s fairly simple Python that uses IFTTT webhooks and the Hue support in IFTTT to do its work.
What I don’t think I can do easily is automate Mac this way - except for Keyboard Maestro web serving. (iOS of course could be automated with Pushcut (possibly Automation Server).)
I’ve found the LXDE desktop unreliable in reacting to taps but the TKInter app itself swift and reliable. So I keep the app open all the time.
The question is: Is there general enough interest for me to bother writing this up in a blog post?
(A very secondary question is whether anyone has experience with a Pi and a touch screen so I can figure out gestures etc?)
I will also say I have a 2x3 Stream Deck and a 3x5 one. I also use MetaGrid. So this is an experiment is extreme customisation - given both Stream Deck and MetaGrid have their own limitations (only some of which I’ve got round with Keyboard Maestro).