LCD Screen for BeagleBone Black

Last weekend I received a LCD Touchscreen Cape for the BeagleBone Black (BBB).  I attached it to a BBB running the latest Angstrom image and it came up nicely.  I have yet to try it with Debian / Ubuntu, but it seems like people have done this.  While it was responsive to my fingers, a stylus would work much better.

BBB with LCD Touch Screen.  Although, I don't really need the touch part, but it was only $10 extra.

BBB with LCD Touch Screen. Although, I don’t really need the touch part, but it was only $10 extra.

I’m planning on using it for a display for Tor Arm (which is nice, because I won’t need X!)  If my workshop is accepted, I think it would be cool to show of the BBB Tor relay in real-time.  Having crypto acceleration working would be nice too.  I talked to more knowledgeable kernel hacker than I and I think I have a strategy to rebuild the module and install the kernel.  Now I just need the time to try it…

I'm not sure how well this image will scale on the touch screen, but I think it would be cool ;)

I’m not sure how well this image will scale on the touch screen, but I think it would be cool ;)

For completeness, here are the latest entries in my log.  It’s obviously not a workhorse, but it’s hanging in there.  That and I’m getting closer to the t-shirt.

Sep 30 21:16:47.000 [notice] Heartbeat: Tor's uptime is 22 days 18:00 hours, with 422 circuits open. I've sent 397.16 GB and received 402.47 GB.
Sep 30 21:16:47.000 [notice] Average packaged cell fullness: 87.034%
Sep 30 21:16:47.000 [notice] TLS write overhead: 8%
Sep 30 22:16:40.000 [notice] Circuit handshake stats since last time: 5198/5199 TAP, 4/4 NTor.
Sep 30 23:16:40.000 [notice] Circuit handshake stats since last time: 4310/4310 TAP, 11/11 NTor.
Oct 01 00:16:40.000 [notice] Circuit handshake stats since last time: 3886/3886 TAP, 6/6 NTor.
Oct 01 01:16:40.000 [notice] Circuit handshake stats since last time: 4016/4016 TAP, 9/9 NTor.
Oct 01 02:16:40.000 [notice] Circuit handshake stats since last time: 3627/3627 TAP, 3/3 NTor.