3D printed wall panel running habpanel on a kindle fire hd

Hey guys!

Finally. After two years of learning a lot about openhab, angularjs, css and 3D printing I would call my wall panel finished. Ok, we all know you can’t call something like this finished because you always get new ideas to implement … :sweat_smile:

Mount:
The 3d printed frame is split in two parts. One holds the Kindle and is screwed to to the wall. The other part is glued to a stainless steel sheet. Two brackets and four magnets bind the two frames together. So you can easily get the Kindle out.

Panel:
It’s a Kindle fire HD10 from 2017 running Fully Kiosk browser. I got several Philips hue motion sensors around my apartment. Every time a motion sensor is triggered a httpgetrequest is send by an openhab-rule to wake up the tablet. After five minutes another request sends the tablet to sleep.

Can I recommend the Kindle Fire HD? Yes because it’s cheap. The viewing angle is not the best but good enough.

Habpanel:
I cannot thank @pmpkk enough for his great Matrix Theme! The Matrix Theme is the base for my customization.

I was browsing the web evening after evening, looking for inspirations for my version of a wall panel. Maybe my panel could be the inspiration for some of you!

Harry

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Is the frame design on thingverse or similar?

Hi Bruce,

not yet. Got to fix some details. Will upload it in the next couple of days.

Harry

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The finished design is now online at prusaprinters.org: https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/51133-wall-mount-for-kindle-fire-hd-10

Happy printing!
Harry

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Very nice build! Could you share some details on how you wakeup or turn on your screen from the motion? Specifically what commands you issue to the Kindle Fire?

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If you use Fully Kiosk Browser, then you can assign the tablet a static IP and send commands via HTTP. Note that remote administration requires a Plus license (which doesn’t cost that much).

Alternatively, use HabPanelViewer and set up a string item in openHAB that HPV will monitor for commands.

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Thanks!

Russ is right. I‘m using Fully Kiosk to display Habpanel.
Then I‘ve got some Philips Hue Motion Sensors. Whenever they detect motion, a rule in Openhab is triggered that sends a httpGetRequest to the Fire to wake up. Simultaneously the rule starts a timer and when the timer is done, another httpGetRequest with the command to turn off the display is sent.