GeekoScreen - an open-source based whiteboard


Multi-touch screens and their vendor-locked software environments are a pain. They base on Microsoft Windows and some closed source software which is not very user-friendly in many cases. Furthermore commercial multi-touch solutions are very expensive in most cases.

In 2014 a software-project called OpenBoard started. They are focusing on the development of an open-source whiteboard software. Links:

There are already packages from the openSUSE Education Project available for Tumbleweed and Leap software.o.o link

Parts list

So i would like to try to build an open-source whiteboard with that software by combining the following parts together:

~1550 Euro netto

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Hack Week 15


  • okurz
    almost 3 years ago by okurz | Reply

    cool idea. Be careful about the OBS package though. I submitted it to the Education project and it builds but last time I checked it failed to start when trying to execute. Something about Qt library problems. Also see the thread following on the post

  • ancorgs
    almost 3 years ago by ancorgs | Reply

    Cool. I was also thinking about this a couple of weeks ago. I already have some other Hack Week projects in mind, but if I finish them, I will ping you to contribute as I can.

  • bear454
    almost 3 years ago by bear454 | Reply

    Consider trying to work with the Smart brand (LG-based) touchscreen whiteboards popping up in many Micro Focus Group offices.

  • TBro
    about 2 years ago by TBro | Reply

    Stays now in my office and is used from time-to-time. If you want to see this - feel free to come by and drink a coffee.

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