This guide is just to give you guys some ideas on how to mount a tablet to the wall. Your hardware and situation my be different than my guide, just adopt to your own situation and use this to inspire yourself.
Used hardware and parts:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
- USB 2.0 micro kabel - 1 meter (with angle connector)
- Ikea pictureframe (Ribba 21x30 cm)
- Some plywood laying around in the shed
- Custom made passe partout (outside: 21x30 cm , inside 13x21 cm)
I had the opportunity to have a spare tablet, perfect for this project. I flashed the tablet with ‘cm-13.0-20161210-UNOFFICIAL-santos10wifi’ to get to CyanogenMod 13.0 with Android 6.0.1
After searching for some nice picture frames with a passe partout big enough for the display I almost gave up the project, but someone pointed me to Ikea
There I bought the Ribba in size 21x30 cm, it fits the tablet perfect and is 4 cm deep. After fiddling around with some pieces of scrap plywood I cut a passe partout. It was OK-ish but you could see easy that it wasn’t a nice clean straight cut.
After some research I ordered a custom made passe partout (about 7,25 euro @ https://www.fotolijsten-online.nl/). The passe partout cam out real nice. Just to be sure I let them make 2: a white one and a black one. The black one gave the best overall look.
There was already a hole in the wall, used for a signal cable with my old thermostat. Because I have hollow walls in my house, it was an easy job to get some wiring though the wall to a outlet socket. Stowed away in a corner there is a 220v plug in the outlet, runs into the wall to go to the place where the tablet is. Inside the wall on the other end of the cable is a plug where a 220v USB converter is plugged in.
I used a USB cable with an angle on the connector so it doesn’t take up much space inside the picture frame.
Al the stuff inside the picture frame is just put in without mounting or gluing it to the frame. It is an easy job to grab the entire frame from the wall and take out the tablet for some maintenance.
When you’re finished with building a frame for you tablet you can start controlling the tablet with Pimatic : https://forum.pimatic.org/topic/3312/koffienl-s-tablet-guide-control-tablet-with-pimatic