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Title: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: mzpost on September 08, 2013, 07:07:01 am
I have a wall mounted tablet to control vera and currently I have scene which turns the tablet charger on and off.

It would be nice if this scene could be triggered automatically by the tablet using the battery level rather than the scene running on time based conditions. I assume that I could probably get the app to trigger the scene in such a was using tasked or similar but thought it might be nice if this was built into the app itself. As long as you have a "charger on" and "charger off" scene the app would only need to fire the scene once the battery on the tablet reached a certain point.

Just a thought that would make running the app on dedicated tablets easier especially with having the tablets on all the time (which I believe they should be so you don't have to wait for it to sync when you turn it on).
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: RichardTSchaefer on September 08, 2013, 07:16:16 am
Use Tasker to sense the battery level and initiate a corrective action.

Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: mzpost on September 08, 2013, 10:26:11 am
So I've loaded tasker and set up two tasks one to trigger the app to turn on the charger at 10% battery life and the other to turn it off at 100% battery life. Both tasks run as expected when you press the "play" button on them. I've then created a profile that contains them both but not sure that really runs them as expected. Tasker shows which profile is running (I have two, one for each task). Is this the right way to go about it ?
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Cor on September 09, 2013, 08:34:41 am
@MZpost , can you go deeper into detail please, I am setting up something similar in the near future.

How do you switch off the charger , with a wallplug?

Thanks
Cor
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: SirMeili on September 09, 2013, 12:57:03 pm
I have a wall mounted tablet to control vera and currently I have scene which turns the tablet charger on and off.

It would be nice if this scene could be triggered automatically by the tablet using the battery level rather than the scene running on time based conditions. I assume that I could probably get the app to trigger the scene in such a was using tasked or similar but thought it might be nice if this was built into the app itself. As long as you have a "charger on" and "charger off" scene the app would only need to fire the scene once the battery on the tablet reached a certain point.

Just a thought that would make running the app on dedicated tablets easier especially with having the tablets on all the time (which I believe they should be so you don't have to wait for it to sync when you turn it on).

Out of pure curiosity, Why do you do this? Why not just keep the tablet charged up all the time instead of going through constant recharging cycles? (and I'm seriously curious, not making any judgments here).

As to the "how". I think tasker would just be the quickest and easiest way to accomplish it.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: mzpost on December 15, 2013, 02:36:33 pm
My logic is this, if you have the tablet with the charger on all the time it is actually bad for the batty and also uses power that is not needed. Hence setting up something that runs a scene to charge the battery when it reaches a certain level means it will charge and the charger will go off again when the battery is charged. That means you won't need to charge your tablet often and makes its more efficient. The problem I've had is that my tablet runs down faster than it will charge when running imperihome so I need to find a new tablet. The charger has plenty of oomph, it's just for some reason it won't charge and keep up. I'll look at this again when I've got the new tablet.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Cor on December 15, 2013, 04:04:48 pm
Cycles is what modern batteries wear.   Keep it charged all the time will be the best for long life.

Cor
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: gregl on December 16, 2013, 12:56:38 am
I was thinking about the best /cleanest way to Wall mount a tablet this morning... i dont see a problem with it constantly connected to the charger, as these devices will monitor the battery level and only charge up when needed - basically as Cor says.

The problem i have is how to mount it so the power cable is invisible...fortunantly my target tablet would be Nexus7.
The 2012 model has pogo pins which could be connected to using small wires running to a standard USB charger hidden in the wall and powered from the light circuit. ( or power if nearby and accessible)
Nexus 7 pogo pin-outs http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1800099

Then i thought about using a wireless charger with the 2013 Nexus7 as you can buy cheap QI chargers for about $14.. just glue it to the back of the tablet, cable through the wall to the USB charger as above....

If only there were some nice ready to use "flush" wallmounts for the Nexus tablets...

And even better if Imperihome supported waking from camera on the Nexus7. ;-)
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: garrettwp on December 16, 2013, 01:15:52 am
Why reinvent the wheel when something already exists for motion detection:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.jastrzab.move

- Garrett
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: clippermiami on December 16, 2013, 07:35:36 am
I'm currently using Authomation HD on a Chinese knockoff Galaxy Note 3 that I picked up cheap on a trip to Beijing. I have it mounted on the end of some cabinets at the entrance to the kitchen and use a small plug in cellphone charger to power it.

I've ordered several more inexpensive Android tablets ($60) for other locations around the house. The challenge is finding a way to get power to them without wires hanging everywhere.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: rgtwng on December 16, 2013, 10:54:49 am
I am also searching for some sort of wall mount enclosure for a tablet. Hiding the charging cable behind a bezel of some sort would be great. I am really surprised that no one makes something. Building a dock into the enclosure with a USB connection would be a great way to do it.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Leifgg on December 16, 2013, 04:02:22 pm
Hi,

Did a wall mount by using a picture frame. Cabling hidden behind and there is even room for a small USB charger.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: gregl on December 16, 2013, 08:11:10 pm
Looks good... but for me, i really want flush mount, or as flush as possible.

Thinking more about it yesterday, cutting it into the drywall probably isnt such a good idea anyway as if/when the tablet fails/upgrade needed then you need to find a suitable sized replacement and mounting it exactly where you want it may mean there is no stud to mount it on etc...
So i thought about using 3M command strips - they are strong enough, removable etc..
or some of the covers like the one i have: http://www.androidcentral.com/nillkin-leather-flip-cover-nexus-7
has quite a sturdy unobtrusive clip for holding the tablet... i thought i could remove the fabric/leather from it and screw the plastic backing onto the wall and feed through some small wires for charging attached to the pogo pins...or soldered internally to the pogo pins...
this way only a few small holes to patch in the drywall if/when its removed.

Thanks Garrett for the heads up to the Motion detection app...will try it..
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: clippermiami on December 16, 2013, 08:14:40 pm
Quote from: gregl link=topic=16448.msg141713#msg141713 87242670
Looks good... but for me, i really want flush mount, or as flush as possible.

Thinking more about it yesterday, cutting it into the drywall probably isnt such a good idea anyway as if/when the tablet fails/upgrade needed then you need to find a suitable sized replacement and mounting it exactly where you want it may mean there is no stud to mount it on etc...
So i thought about using 3M command strips - they are strong enough, removable etc..
or some of the covers like the one i have: http://www.androidcentral.com/nillkin-leather-flip-cover-nexus-7
has quite a sturdy unobtrusive clip for holding the tablet... i thought i could remove the fabric/leather from it and screw the plastic backing onto the wall and feed through some small wires for charging attached to the pogo pins...or soldered internally to the pogo pins...
this way only a few small holes to patch in the drywall if/when its removed.

Thanks Garrett for the heads up to the Motion detection app...will try it..

I use the Command Strips to mount the Note 3 knockoff
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Roy on July 06, 2014, 08:24:52 am
I'm currently using Authomation HD on a Chinese knockoff Galaxy Note 3 that I picked up cheap on a trip to Beijing. I have it mounted on the end of some cabinets at the entrance to the kitchen and use a small plug in cellphone charger to power it.

I've ordered several more inexpensive Android tablets ($60) for other locations around the house. The challenge is finding a way to get power to them without wires hanging everywhere.

Did you already install the cheap Andriod tablets? I have some bad experience with tablets which came from the Chinese market, because many Apps are not build for these kinds of tablets. What is your experience so far with you Galaxy Note 3 (from China)?
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Cor on July 07, 2014, 04:39:56 am
I got this one recently:
http://www.tinydeal.com/101-android-422-atm7021-dual-core-tablet-w-wifi-otg-hdmi-p-121903.html (http://www.tinydeal.com/101-android-422-atm7021-dual-core-tablet-w-wifi-otg-hdmi-p-121903.html)

cheap,
android 4.2.2: autovera, imperihome, authomation, tasker,secure settings basically all you need runs on it.
easy to dismantle:  I soldered to cables on the back,so there is no wire comming from the side.
The backplate is screwed  on the wall , so no extra hinges needed or so.

Cor

 
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Javelin on July 08, 2014, 05:37:00 am
I got this one recently:
http://www.tinydeal.com/101-android-422-atm7021-dual-core-tablet-w-wifi-otg-hdmi-p-121903.html (http://www.tinydeal.com/101-android-422-atm7021-dual-core-tablet-w-wifi-otg-hdmi-p-121903.html)

cheap,
android 4.2.2: autovera, imperihome, authomation, tasker,secure settings basically all you need runs on it.
easy to dismantle:  I soldered to cables on the back,so there is no wire comming from the side.
The backplate is screwed  on the wall , so no extra hinges needed or so.

Cor

Any chance of a more detailed review? at this price point looks very interesting they have lots of other models available on this website aswell.

Was it easy to remove the backplate and reroute cables?

Would be interesting if you could move the audio and hdmi cable through to the back. Could see it being a nice squeeze server client.

And power with one of these for a total of $200

http://www.vidabox.com/vcharger-power-over-cat5-poe-like-usb-charger.html?___store=aus
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Cor on July 08, 2014, 06:53:26 am
Offcourse:

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,24876.msg176538.html#msg176538 (http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,24876.msg176538.html#msg176538)

Although this was my previous one with android 4.0 , the new one internal electronics are the same.

Audio is nu issue to rewire, HDMI , I don't know, probably yes, the connector is quite easily accesable from the inside , but I don't know how much wires HDMI have.

The one from the pictures had 2 screws , and than plastic hooks which hold the backplate. The new one ( from the link) just have the plastic hooks ,noproblem to remove the backplate.

I just soldered 2wires where the powerplug is, very easy.

Good luck,
Cor
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: SirMeili on July 10, 2014, 11:58:13 am
As another option, here is a 22" one that suports vesa mounting, has HDMI in, ethernet in, and the jacks are recessed in the back:

http://computers.woot.com/offers/viewsonic-22-full-hd-touch-smart-display?ref=cnt_dly_img

I'm gonna pick one up. I know it only has honey comb and is a tad slow, but I figured it will likely only be used for Imperihom, hulu, netflix, etc. and it has the bonus of an hdmi in, so it can work as a monitor as well. Thinking of putting it maybe in my master bathroom or centrally in the house. If anything, it will make an "ok" tv for one of the kids. Just either have them use android, or hook up a roku to it.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Javelin on July 10, 2014, 09:50:23 pm
22inch quite large.

I think 12inch would be idle for kitchen

Im waiting a few days to see if I can find something better than the previous mentioned tablet. Wish more tablet makers put the connections on the back like Tv's these days..

If anyone finds one with ethernet and usb charging id be very interested as you could eliminate wires and ugly power packs.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: SirMeili on July 10, 2014, 10:27:40 pm
22inch quite large.

I think 12inch would be idle for kitchen

Im waiting a few days to see if I can find something better than the previous mentioned tablet. Wish more tablet makers put the connections on the back like Tv's these days..

If anyone finds one with ethernet and usb charging id be very interested as you could eliminate wires and ugly power packs.

You could just do what @AgileHumor did and use a poe injector (what I plan to use as well). Also note that the hup and viewsonics both have connections on the back an vesa mounting.

I realize that 22" seems big but for the price you can't really get a 12" one with Ethernet and the mounting options with back connections.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: tomgru on August 02, 2014, 03:37:46 pm
I finally got around to mounting my tablet today.  I wanted something that was good looking, but gave me the flexibility to easily remove the tablet for upgrades/maintenance, or to change to another tablet in the future, etc.  Used a deep recessed outlet box, then installed an outlet with USB ports.

I didn't want to try to get into the back of the tablet (Acer) to hardware the power connection, so I found a USB cable with a 90 degree bend that I wrap behind.  You can clearly see it, but not too bad.  Maybe in the future, if I can find a 3D printer, i'll mock up some easy frames for these to make it a bit more clean. 
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: tomtcom on August 02, 2014, 09:04:29 pm
Excellent dude. I've been racking my brain with some method for the tf101 tablet but little luck and the charging cable stinks with limited options for modifications to hide it.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: daved on August 05, 2014, 04:03:09 pm
This is really cool! I was trying to think of ways you could hide the USB cable, but unless your tablet supports wireless charging I think it's a necessary evil to have it sticking out. However, if others wanted, you could use a new Nexus 7 (supports wireless charging and has magnets to hold it in place) to wall mount without anything being seen. The super cool part is that you could take the tablet off the wall at any time! Here's an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJKndNW-tPA
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: tomgru on August 05, 2014, 05:05:15 pm
I thought about wireless charging, but it really raises the price, either in terms of the tablet you buy, or the price/oppty cost to modify one.  And i wanted to keep the price down, with also making it easier to change out tablets should the need arise.  (it dies, get a bigger size, etc).

These Asus were about $120, and the extra parts maybe $40.  Still cheaper than a Leviton Scene controller, plus you can run other apps, like Sonos, etc.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: gregl on August 06, 2014, 01:19:54 am

I bought a cheap ($70 AUD) Quad core Android 4.4 tablet and wall mounted it -some pics here :http://imgur.com/a/itmto

I didnt want any visible wires and since its cost was low was ok with opening it up and soldering some fine wires to the usb charging pins - fortunately i found two good sized pads to solder onto. I routed these wires out through the speaker grill and through a hole in the wall.
In the wall i have a quality plugpack connected to the fine wires.

Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: tomgru on August 06, 2014, 10:50:39 am

I bought a cheap ($70 AUD) Quad core Android 4.4 tablet and wall mounted it -some pics here :http://imgur.com/a/itmto

I didnt want any visible wires and since its cost was low was ok with opening it up and soldering some fine wires to the usb charging pins - fortunately i found two good sized pads to solder onto. I routed these wires out through the speaker grill and through a hole in the wall.
In the wall i have a quality plugpack connected to the fine wires.

looks great! How did you secure it to the wall?

Also, what is that cool looking switch below it?
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: gregl on August 06, 2014, 05:20:19 pm
I used 3m "command strips".. So they are easy to remove as needed. This tablet is really lightweight.

The light switch is a Clipsal Saturn plate with bell press mechs wired to a fibraro dimmer and a double aeon in wall switch. I used this wallplate hole in the drywall to hide and power the tablets plugpack... Easy with a neutral already there for aeon module..
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: tomgru on August 06, 2014, 07:25:30 pm
I used 3m "command strips".. So they are easy to remove as needed. This tablet is really lightweight.

The light switch is a Clipsal Saturn plate with bell press mechs wired to a fibraro dimmer and a double aeon in wall switch. I used this wallplate hole in the drywall to hide and power the tablets plugpack... Easy with a neutral already there for aeon module..

i use the 3M strips as well... great and easy.

OK... i did a search on Plugpack, but honestly not sure what you mean?  Looks like a transformer of sorts.  Is this something you can wire directly to load?  Not sure that's up to code if that is what you mean. 

Sorry if i'm not understanding... just really interested in other ways to do this.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: gregl on August 06, 2014, 10:44:03 pm
By plugpack i mean a usb charger like you get with your phone...but i used a quality one.

No not up to code but i dont think there is anything out there that would be. - at least not without making it very ugly.

I could put the plugpack up in the ceiling easily enough... or i could put it within an earthed metal box, but i ran this combo for months on my desk in test and it never gets warm, even when charging tablet from 0%.

Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: tomgru on August 07, 2014, 12:23:38 am
By plugpack i mean a usb charger like you get with your phone...but i used a quality one.

No not up to code but i dont think there is anything out there that would be. - at least not without making it very ugly.

I could put the plugpack up in the ceiling easily enough... or i could put it within an earthed metal box, but i ran this combo for months on my desk in test and it never gets warm, even when charging tablet from 0%.

ah... got it.  Hey, are you calling mine ugly????   :D  At least it's code. 
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: gregl on August 08, 2014, 01:57:37 am
Hey, are you calling mine ugly????   :D  At least it's code. 

Haha - actually yours is really neat! Ive not seen any recessed GPO's like this for Australia...

Mine still has the advantage of just a small ( 8mm) hole to patch and paint if i remove the tablet ...although this may be a moot point if the fire destroyed the house! ;-)

Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: tomgru on August 08, 2014, 09:55:40 am
Hey, are you calling mine ugly????   :D  At least it's code. 

Haha - actually yours is really neat! Ive not seen any recessed GPO's like this for Australia...

Mine still has the advantage of just a small ( 8mm) hole to patch and paint if i remove the tablet ...although this may be a moot point if the fire destroyed the house! ;-)

😁
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: AgileHumor on August 16, 2014, 01:23:52 pm
Here is some pics I just posted for a HP Slate with a Vesa Wall Mount. 

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,22763.msg188456.html#msg188456
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: gregl on August 17, 2014, 08:16:12 pm
Looks really good AgileHumor.
I think next time i do some cat5 runs, ill prod one down to my wall mounted tablet and move the powersupply back to the switch.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: tomgru on September 01, 2014, 07:13:37 pm
I finally got around to mounting my tablet today.  I wanted something that was good looking, but gave me the flexibility to easily remove the tablet for upgrades/maintenance, or to change to another tablet in the future, etc.  Used a deep recessed outlet box, then installed an outlet with USB ports.

I didn't want to try to get into the back of the tablet (Acer) to hardware the power connection, so I found a USB cable with a 90 degree bend that I wrap behind.  You can clearly see it, but not too bad.  Maybe in the future, if I can find a 3D printer, i'll mock up some easy frames for these to make it a bit more clean.

I got around to trying to build a frame to hide the USB plug and make the wall mount look a bit more professional.  Bought a small deep (almost letterbox like) frame at a local store.  Then, thanks to my neighbor's router, was able to widen the inside to hold the tablet.  A dremel took care of the USB notch and a spot for the front facing camera.  Adding some thin foam to the sides to hold it tight... and it just slips on and stays put.  No Wall anchor needed.   

Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: gregl on September 02, 2014, 01:55:43 am
Hey Tom, Looks very nice!

Far less ugly ;D ;D
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: AgileHumor on September 02, 2014, 02:04:43 am
Amazing what a little wood does.  Looks slick sir.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: tomgru on September 02, 2014, 10:18:04 am
LOL... thanks guys
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: kboxvegas on September 27, 2014, 02:47:43 am
At first I toyed with the idea of wall mounting a tablet but I am really happy using our retired 1st Gen nexus 7 tablets with the official asus "pogo pin" docks. You can put them almost anywhere, there are no ugly cords or unplugging tiny connectors. You can just grab them whenever you want for htpc control,  monitoring cameras, and etc. We have three around the house since everyone has upgraded to bigger ones along the way but they are rock solid. Thus soultion impresses the hell out of everyone who sees it, the only thing imperihome is lacking IMO is an alarm panel for my ad2usb.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: tomgru on September 27, 2014, 10:25:28 am
At first I toyed with the idea of wall mounting a tablet but I am really happy using our retired 1st Gen nexus 7 tablets with the official asus "pogo pin" docks. You can put them almost anywhere, there are no ugly cords or unplugging tiny connectors. You can just grab them whenever you want for htpc control,  monitoring cameras, and etc. We have three around the house since everyone has upgraded to bigger ones along the way but they are rock solid. Thus soultion impresses the hell out of everyone who sees it, the only thing imperihome is lacking IMO is an alarm panel for my ad2usb.

I can activate my alarm fine. What are you missing specifically?
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: shady on September 30, 2014, 10:48:22 am
I got around to trying to build a frame to hide the USB plug and make the wall mount look a bit more professional.  Bought a small deep (almost letterbox like) frame at a local store.  Then, thanks to my neighbor's router, was able to widen the inside to hold the tablet.  A dremel took care of the USB notch and a spot for the front facing camera.  Adding some thin foam to the sides to hold it tight... and it just slips on and stays put.  No Wall anchor needed.

Looks great!  You probably have seen my HP Touchpad mount from a while back, but if not here is a link.  It uses inductive charging, but I added my own magnets.  I am looking to add a couple more, possibly smaller tablets and the Nexus looks interesting.

http://hackaday.com/2013/07/03/perfect-wall-mounted-tablet-integration/
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: tomgru on September 30, 2014, 11:04:10 am
I got around to trying to build a frame to hide the USB plug and make the wall mount look a bit more professional.  Bought a small deep (almost letterbox like) frame at a local store.  Then, thanks to my neighbor's router, was able to widen the inside to hold the tablet.  A dremel took care of the USB notch and a spot for the front facing camera.  Adding some thin foam to the sides to hold it tight... and it just slips on and stays put.  No Wall anchor needed.

Looks great!  You probably have seen my HP Touchpad mount from a while back, but if not here is a link.  It uses inductive charging, but I added my own magnets.  I am looking to add a couple more, possibly smaller tablets and the Nexus looks interesting.

http://hackaday.com/2013/07/03/perfect-wall-mounted-tablet-integration/

I drooled over that months ago... just didn't have the chops to pull that off. Plus, I didn't want to really go to hard on the inductive charging route, as I wanted to keep the tablet cost pretty cheap so I could swap out if need be.  But mostly I was too nervous to give that a try! :-)
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Vodden on January 06, 2015, 12:04:54 am
I have attached a few pictures of the unit I have ordered from Geekland (http://www.geekland.co/Wall-Mounted-Tablets_c70.htm) which is a 7 inch android 4.0 in-wall unit built by the same people that build the desktop unit for HomeSeer.  Incidentally, that same unit is available thru Geekland as well.  I haven't received this yet, but I hope to get it within the next week.  I ordered it with a battery back-up and it is POE powered.  They also have 9" units available and in both black and white.  It can also be ordered to use an external power source and connect via WIFI, but POE worked better for me so that is what I decided to go with.  It can also be ordered with a Zigbee module.  IMO this is the perfect economical solution to the wall mount tablet issue. 
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Jamr on January 06, 2015, 02:21:57 am
I have attached a few pictures of the unit I have ordered from Geekland (http://www.geekland.co/Wall-Mounted-Tablets_c70.htm) which is a 7 inch android 4.0 in-wall unit built by the same people that build the desktop unit for HomeSeer.  Incidentally, that same unit is available thru Geekland as well.  I haven't received this yet, but I hope to get it within the next week.  I ordered it with a battery back-up and it is POE powered.  They also have 9" units available and in both black and white.  It can also be ordered to use an external power source and connect via WIFI, but POE worked better for me so that is what I decided to go with.  It can also be ordered with a Zigbee module.  IMO this is the perfect economical solution to the wall mount tablet issue.

Let us know how you like their products and how well they work with your system.
What apps are you going to run on them?
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Vodden on January 06, 2015, 04:25:18 am

What apps are you going to run on them?

I'm planning on mounting it near the front door, so I will have the DSC keypad app running on it to function as a keypad.  The primary keypad is on a different door with the anticipation of a unit such as this near the main entrance so I can minimize clutter and have a central location for everything HA and security.  It will be running on a UPS powered switch, and have battery back-up, so plenty of redundancy to allow it to function effectively for this purpose.

I will also install AutHomationHD for home control.  I also saw the MyVera install in another post and it looks pro, may give that a go...

Sonos for home theatre control (no Sonos yet, but its on the wish list)

IP Webcam so it can function as a camera

So far this is all I have planned. 

Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: ykamenet on January 24, 2015, 11:20:00 am
Finished my tablet mounting project in the kitchen. Used my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2012 edition). Built a matching size "picture frame" for it with necessary cutouts which I routed in the back of the frame. The charger is plugged on the other side of the wall in the washer/drier closet that is there and the charger wire just runs through the wall behind the frame. Running ImperiHome on it. Just need to figure out how to have Google Voice calls pop up a callerid when the incoming call is received. Very happy with installation and it matches our white cabinets nicely.

 
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: Jamr on January 26, 2015, 12:54:08 am
Finished my tablet mounting project in the kitchen. Used my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2012 edition). Built a matching size "picture frame" for it with necessary cutouts which I routed in the back of the frame. The charger is plugged on the other side of the wall in the washer/drier closet that is there and the charger wire just runs through the wall behind the frame. Running ImperiHome on it. Just need to figure out how to have Google Voice calls pop up a callerid when the incoming call is received. Very happy with installation and it matches our white cabinets nicely.

Just install Google Hangouts on the tablet. I am not completely sure that all callers ID will display.
When you get a call on your GV number, the tablet will popup that there is a call. It will even let you take the call from the tablet.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.talk&hl=en
With the dialer app installed in hangouts, you can even make calls from the tablet.
Title: Re: Wall mounted tablet charging
Post by: battars on June 28, 2015, 07:14:52 pm
Finished my tablet mounting project in the kitchen. Used my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2012 edition). Built a matching size "picture frame" for it with necessary cutouts which I routed in the back of the frame. The charger is plugged on the other side of the wall in the washer/drier closet that is there and the charger wire just runs through the wall behind the frame. Running ImperiHome on it. Just need to figure out how to have Google Voice calls pop up a callerid when the incoming call is received. Very happy with installation and it matches our white cabinets nicely.

How are you accessing the power button with your setup? I'm about to "borrow" your idea but that's the issue holding me up.