We’re excited to announce that we are launching a Hardware Development Kit for the Tidbyt hardware . This community supported firmware will allow community members to greatly expand the capabilities of the Tidbyt display and be able to create completely custom experiences with our hardware .
Have a GitHub account? Please give the hdk repo a star!
We’ve launched an open source project that allows developers to flash a custom firmware to their Tidbyt. Not to worry! There is also a mechanism to get your Tidbyt back to normal . All that’s needed is the Tidbyt, charging cable, and a computer with a free USB-C port.
At the moment, the custom firmware can be configured to work with a local Pixlet server and refresh the graphic every 10 seconds.
Our developer platform has a dynamic editor that enables rapid development of apps for the Tidbyt display, a publishing platform with over 400 community contributed apps, and as of today, a hardware development kit that allows complete customization of the underlying hardware. All of these components are open source and publicly available for extension and modification .
With the introduction of an open source firmware, developers have everything they need to create completely custom experiences with the Tidbyt. Self hosting, unpublished apps, and local endpoints are now possible with our platform. @par is really hopeful someone puts together a Home Assistant integration faster then we can
What are your thoughts? What are you going to build? Let us know in the comments below.