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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/selfhosted

I would like to have a screen in my home displaying a summary of different information that is relevant to me, like weather forecast, bus/train times, news headlines, etc. I was planning to use a Raspberry Pi and either buy a screen to display the information or just show it on my TV. It could probably be as simple as serving a page with HTML and JavaScript and then displaying it in a full screen web browser.

I feel like this is probably something that a lot of people want so I am wondering if there is something out there already that can easily be extended with custom "widgets". Nextcloud actually has a dashboard that's a bit like this but ideally I'd like something that is standalone and easier to extend with my own widgets.

Anyone have any recommendations?

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[-] [email protected] 22 points 10 months ago

On the other side - not standalone - people often use Home Assistant for this, you can configure the dashboard on a different device, write custom widgets, it’s interactive, etc.

Someone made this, which is mindblowing!

https://community.home-assistant.io/t/use-esphome-with-e-ink-displays-to-blend-in-with-your-home-decor/435428

[-] [email protected] 3 points 10 months ago

In a similar vein, I've also seen Nextcloud used for this purpose.

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