Talk:WikimediaKiosk

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Current setup and Raspberry Pi[edit]

In case you're wondering.

I tried for about a day to make this work well on a Raspberry Pi. The CPU just couldn't handle some of the cooler visualization pages out there. (even using the new accelerated graphics in late 2014)

It's currently running on a Mac Mini. This is probably overkill, but it will let us turn the system in to a video conferencing station in a bind. (considering using it to stream Wikimania, etc.) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by JKrauska (WMF) (talk) 01:23, 8 November 2014‎ (UTC)


UPDATE: The new quad core Raspberry Pis are awesome sauce, but still a little laggy. I've been experimenting with 'Ken Burns' style javascript image viewers and while most of the more static pages would render fine on the quad pi, the canvas sliders didn't work out.

So how do you run it / button to launch in conference rooms.[edit]

The kiosk is great. When visitors are waiting in a conference room, e.g. between interviewers, we should run it. Can it be an icon on the A/V computers? -- SPage (WMF) (talk) 23:03, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Right now, we can't run it in a conference room without it taking over the machine. It's being run as a cron that takes up full screen. I think we'd need to rethink it to have it run like a screen saver. You are welcome to submit some code. JKrauska (WMF) (talk) 18:24, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Software[edit]

Is the software that is running the kiosk available for other people to use too? Ainali (talk) 07:43, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

It's really just a hacky script, but I put it up here for anyone interested. JKrauska (WMF) (talk) 18:25, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

If you have feedback about this project, it's usually better to email techsupport@wikimedia.org with questions/requests. We will try to respond to the Talk pages, but the kiosk is a pretty low priority project.

Thank you, Joel! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 12:43, 2 September 2015 (UTC)