Great idea, but I wonder if it will have communications issues. The distance from a player to the coach’s tablet can be pretty far for Bluetooth, and an NFL stadium on gameday is a hostile environment for rf, with many sources of interference.
Recently I used GoToMyPC to connect to a client’s computer, and here’s my thoughts on it.
The client created an account for me to use, so I can’t say anything about that part of the process.
Logging on was simple enough, enter the email address and a password on the GoToMyPC site. The site then asks to download a small app. You run this app, choose which computer to connect to (if there’s more than one associated with the account) and enter a password associated with that computer, and a window to the remote desktop opens.
Audio was apparently enabled by default. I was able to hear when USB devices were connected and disconnected, which was nice.
I used a terminal program and some hardware control programs, which worked normally, with hardly any lag.
In addition to the desktop, there is a menu for doing things like sending files and chatting.
The chat box works nicely. It opens a separate window on each computer, which is convenient because I could move that out of my way onto another monitor, or keep it open on top even when I had a window from my computer open over the GoToMyPC window
or had the GoToMyPC window minimized.
The file transfer works, but leaves a little to be desired. Navigating to the directories I wanted was time consuming, and it didn’t remember which directories I had recently used. It would have been helpful there had been shortcut buttons to commonly used directories such as the desktop, or customizable favorites. Or if it had popped up a standard windows file dialog.
Latching touchpad that toggles a relay
If the only touch function you need is on/off, you might as well just use this, especially since it’s only $4.50
Phoenix connectors from Phoenix Contacts
Life Pro Tip
When someone sends you a link to a shared file (like in a Google Drive, Dropbox etc.) and you open it and are confused by the contents… wait a minute and check the link again. There’s a good chance they uploaded a file, looked at it, realized they uploaded the wrong file, and are frantically uploading the right one.
One of my SimWave projects.
Sparkfun has a simple Introduction to I2C.
I recently bought one of these. At 1.2m x 0.5 m, it’s just the right size for a desk or small bench, and at $20 it’s a great deal! It has two snaps, so you can attach wriststraps or ground wires to either end.