I’m currently using a Python script on a Raspberry Pi to display images on a monitor. The twist is that there’s an e-ink display that shows information about the artwork that is currently being displayed. I’m interested in moving this set-up to Openframe, but I’m unsure how I could achieve the same effect with the e-ink display.
Ideally, I’d port the e-ink code to Node JS and integrate it into an extension. The extension should start whenever the artwork on the monitor changes. This is the part where I get stuck. Does the extension infrastructure currently allow for something like this?
As long as there’s some sort of trigger with the changing of the artwork, I could hack something in place (e.g. launching the Python script and fetching the artwork information through the REST API) if I cannot figure out the extensions or if they themselves don’t work with the e-ink. The only thing that comes close that I’ve thought of so far is to poll the REST API for changes, but that’s not a very neat solution.
I look forward to hearing your ideas and am curious if there’s anyone with a similar setup already!