Now that I have that 42" touchscreen kiosk computer, I need to find a use for it.
It could have come with a HSUPA mobile module, but didn’t. No biggie. It would have been fun to be able to use it as a completely wireless, cellular computer. Not a deal breaker, though. Any place I really need to use it will likely have wifi, or I could just slave it to my phone as a hotspot. I need to try that out. Besides, I can probably locate an LTE or 4G module if I really want one for under $50 (PCI Express).
I need some ideas. Help me Obi Wans. You’re my only hope.
I can set it up in kiosk mode if I slap Windows Pro on it. There is a lengthy process where I can turn everything off in order to do this. This might be useful in certain situations.
I’ve loaded BlueStacks on it and can run it as an Android emulator. I could set it up to run Instagram with a web camera for on the spot selfies. These would promote the show, and I’d be able to control content to some extent.
Alternately, I could use it to just run an RSS instance that is constantly updated by watching a particular hashtag. I have no experience with this, or knowledge of how it works.
Either of these kind of bypasses the idea of using it as a touchscreen device (for the most part), but that can’t be helped.