Have a quick question guys. Can you keep your iPad or any android pad on when mounted on the wall only to turn off at night, turning off meaning sleep mode or the mode when the tablet need to be awakened with the push of the button. Will it cause the tablet to go bad if it is turned on all the time during day time? Does any one keep it turned on screen mode all the time?
I keep my android tablets on all the time in daydream mode with the click. Touch to wake it up and go to my custom launcher. Works great (so far)
whatever that means. They also say the iPad 4 sleeve is "coming soon" and the iPad 4 has been out for a long while now -- likely they are having issues with the lightning port. So who knows how long it will take.
I don't know what level of customization you are after but...
If you are using a computer with access to wifi as your control, I would highly recommend checking out TouchOSC and the OSC protocol in general.
Here is a very simple example of what it can do... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gEyp1TGS4E
Interfaces are simple-looking and completely customizable.
I love the look and functionality of the Launchport, but looking at that stupid plate down below that's simply plugged into an outlet sure is tacky.
There's gotta be a way to hard wire it in so you don't see any wires?
If you're going to run wires anyway, a 2-conductor thermostat wire (basically anything rated for low-voltage and in-wall usage) spliced onto the correct DC plugs at both ends and you're done.
The back of the launchport looks like this.
There is nothing to stop you running thermostat wire, UL rated speaker wire, CAT5 and connecting it to the two power wires on the back. Running that wire to a remote location and then manking the power connection at the remote location. As many homes of people on this forum have structured cable wired in the walls and have surplus wired in the wall, I was pointing out that you could use one of these to make the power connection to the launchport and only need to cut the wall where the launchport and a suitably close piece of CAT5 are located. No need to fish a new wire through the wall.
Even details the AWG of the wire for different run lengths.
Wire Size ChartMax Length Gauge25'24 AWG40'22 AWG60'20 AWG100'18 AWG150'16 AWG
16 AWG is a basic speaker wire such as this from monoprice, good for a ridiculous 250' from launchport to power supply.
CAT5 is 24 AWG so good for that 25' run.
As Jautor points out, true POE is a 48V power supply, what I was talking about was running a CAT5 cable and putting power through it, so 'running power over a spare ethernet cable' not running POE.
And yes, anything with enough AWG and UL ratings will work perfectly fine. And to echo your 'spare' cable suggestion - if you're going to run *something*, cat5e is a really good choice, especially if there isn't one there already...