SET UP YOUR WALL CAL­EN­DAR

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1. UP­DATE RASPBIAN AND IN­STALL FIRE­FOX

Be­fore you can phys­i­cally trans­form your Rasp­berry Pi into a wall cal­en­dar, you need to con­nect the de­vice to the In­ter­net, and open the Ter­mi­nal app. Run sudo apt-get up­date and then

sudo apt-get up­grade to bring your RPi up to date. Next, en­ter sudo apt-get in­stall iceweasel to in­stall Fire­fox Ex­tended Sup­port Re­lease on to your mini com­puter.

3. SET FIRE­FOX FOR FULL-SCREEN

This step is op­tional but rec­om­mended. Visit https://ad­dons. mozilla.org/en- US/fire­fox/ad­don/r-kiosk/ to in­stall the Real Kiosk add- on—this dis­ables menus and tool­bars. Fire­fox needs to restart for it to work. Re­mem­ber, you can still close the win­dow by con­nect­ing a key­board to the Rasp­berry Pi, and press­ing Alt-F4.

5. CON­NECT IT UP

The spe­cific steps to con­nect your mon­i­tor vary from de­vice to de­vice. If you are us­ing the of­fi­cial Rasp­berry Pi Touch­screen Dis­play, assem­bly in­struc­tions are avail­able from http:// thep­i­hut.com/ blogs/rasp­berry-pi-tu­to­ri­als/45295044rasp­berry-pi-7-touch-screen-assem­bly- guide.

2. SET FIRE­FOX PREF­ER­ENCES

Go to “Menu > In­ter­net > Fire­fox ESR” to open Fire­fox. Visit your cal­en­dar ad­dress— http://cal­en­dar.google.com, for ex­am­ple— and sign in if nec­es­sary. If Fire­fox prompts you to re­mem­ber your pref­er­ences, say “Yes.” Once you can see your cal­en­dar, go to “Edit > Pref­er­ences,” and click the “Set to Cur­rent Page” but­ton to make sure Fire­fox al­ways dis­plays the cal­en­dar.

4. PER­FORM TWEAKS

Make sure the cal­en­dar is in the view you want—for ex­am­ple, Monthly. Next, fol­low the steps in the “Cal­en­dar Tweaks and Tips” box (op­po­site) to hide the mouse when not in use, dis­able the RPi’s sleep func­tion, and make Fire­fox start every time you switch on the ma­chine, if you wish. Restart the RPi to en­sure your changes have taken ef­fect.

6. FIN­ISH­ING TOUCHES

Once you’ve con­nected your Rasp­berry Pi up to a screen, you’ll want to po­si­tion it some­where that every­one can ac­cess. If it’s in your home, you’ll prob­a­bly also want to make it look as good as pos­si­ble. You can let your imag­i­na­tion run wild here—take a look on­line to see what other peo­ple have achieved.

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