I was hoping to find a monitor laying around but, unfortunately, none of them had the VESA mount capability and I really was going for that with this first try. The next one will have a different case and will allow the use of an older monitor.
There are few things I’ve gotten more use out of than that $25 Evolv toolbox from Sears. Please note that all the information for getting to this point is contained in the 10 minute YouTube video upstream.
I can’t really overstate how important it is to think about how things are going to work together. I don’t understand all the coding and infrastructure that allow this to work, but I do understand that there is constant exchange of information going on. Think about how that’s going to happen. I knew I’d need an HDMI to VGA adapter because HDMI is a newer technology generally reserved for higher quality displays – NOT the monitor I was going to be using.
Learning software after a brief wrestle with hardware is difficult. I’m glad that I didn’t plan to do this all in one day. I think getting the thing running and online was a noble enough goal for one day.