I’m running Home Assistant as an IoT/home automation hub, and one of the things I wanted to achieve was to have a status display somewhere near the front door so I could quickly check the state of the house when I leave / enter.
I picked up a couple of HyperPixel displays from Pimoroni and thought it was the ideal platform for this stuff, so I put together a fairly simple start point. Since the display is sitting on a Zero W, I wanted to make it as lightweight as possible so I disabled X and use fbi to output the images to the display.
You can find the source of the project over on GitHub. If you have any suggestions for accepting touch input at the command line I’d be interested to hear. I’d like to make the display accept touch so I can cycle through different layouts, and possibly write values back to MQTT to control things I forgot to turn off.