I made a tablet that runs Chromium OS (the open source version of Chrome OS, the OS on Chromebooks). I made it using a 10.1" touchscreen display and a Raspberry Pi 4 computer. For portability, I bought a 12-volt battery pack and a battery monitor. I fit it into a small cardboard box, which looks like this:
Here are a few pictures:
I actually started with a Raspberry Pi 3B instead of the new Pi 4, but I decided to buy the Raspberry Pi 4 to help the tablet work faster.
That's all! Bye!
I've been looking into a block-based programming tool called Kodular recently. I do have quite a bit of experience in text-based programming, but I was looking for a tool that would let me quickly prototype ideas.I found out that many apps developed with the platform had in-app admin panels that people had made themselves, which I thought was neat. But then I realized after looking into some details, that these admin panels had major security holes that malicious users were already taking advantage of.So I built Panel. Panel is a web admin panel for Kodular apps that has security best practices built in, is powered by the blockchain (hehe block-based programming and blockchain), and requires minimal modification to set up.Developing PanelPanel was not the easiest project to take on, but not really the hardest either. I decided to go with Blockstack for decentralized blockchain storage, after considering many options including centralized databases. I chose Blockstack since it woul…
Today, I'm proud to present my latest app, Collage! Collage lets you drag and drop anything into an online workspace where you can work together with anyone, without any logins. It started as a side project, but it got more and more challenging. After around a week, I had a working text editor. I added drag-and-drop, and real-time collaboration (which took a few days). After several bugfixes, and my hosting company complaining about me pushing updates too fast, I posted Collage on Product Hunt, not expecting much (my projects never really got much attention). This was around the end of the day. Today, I woke up to a surprise. 17 people had upvoted Collage, and it was on the first page of Product Hunt! This is what happens when you don't give up, people! If you want to try Collage by yourself, you can do so at https://collage.ml. And if you're feeling generous, you can also upvote me on Product Hunt below!