Planetarium Pi's

The Mayborn Science Theater has embraced the Raspberry Pi platform as an excellent digital signage driver or single purpose workstation around our production facility, theater, and exhibit space. This presentation will outline the various applications that we have deployed Raspberry Pi's to cover including:

* Trivia stations
* Sign in kiosks
* Game show buzzers
* Exhibit platforms
* Sensor interfaces (along with atmel microcontrollers)
* Drive space monitors
* Theater status monitors
* Office and system status boards
* Slideshow drivers
* Portable computer labs

Many of the monitoring systems rely on underlying PHP or Python scripts to generate their output. Depending on the application these scripts may run on the Pi or on a server. The presentation will explore each of these scripts and how they interact in the overall planetarium system and network.

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