First Soundbridge Widgets

In the previous post I described how to use Netpbm images to display icons on the display of a Roku Soundbridge.

Today I made some progress writing some display ‘scriptlets’. I now have various screens that display network traffic statistics, for example:

And also weather, without icons for now…

The scripts that produces these screens are all in a directory on my main Linux box. A daemon process iterates over all scripts and executes each of them to produce a screen. The output of the scripts is piped to netcat, like described in the previous post, to send each screen to the Roku.

It’s all pretty ugly code that I kludged together. It seems that it does work pretty well, though. Also, considering the age of the Roku and it not being produced anymore I think it’s also not really worth cleaning this up to something that is worthy of publishing here.