Tap List Screen Configuration

Updated: Apr 15

If you are running Keg Punk on a Taproom Station or your own Raspberry Pi 4, hook up a second screen to display your Tap List! If you are not using a Taproom Station or Pi 4 (or you will only be connecting one screen) there is still useful information below. Check out this guide to get things connected, synced up, and configured.

CONNECT


Below is a downloadable pdf guide with diagrams for connecting your Taproom Station or stand-alone Raspberry Pi (2, 3 or 4) to the display screen(s):

Keg Punk Hardware Connections
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Step 1

If your Taproom Station or Pi 4 is on, close out of Keg Punk and shut down the station (Main Menu -> Logout -> Shutdown).


Main Menu -> Logout -> Shutdown


Step 2

Connect the Taproom Station to the Tap List screen using a micro HDMI-to-HDMI adapter and standard HDMI cable. The micro-HDMI adapter goes on the HDMI 0 input of the Raspberry Pi 4 (HDMI 0 is the one closest to the power cable).

Connect the adapter to HDMI 0

Connect the HDMI adapter to the Pi, then connect the HDMI cable from the Tap List screen

Step 3

Power on the Tap List screen first, then the Taproom Station. Change the input on the Tap List screen to HDMI if needed.


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SYNC SCREENS


In order to use the Taproom Station as a touchscreen simultaneously with a second display screen, the two need to be synchronized. Otherwise, the place you touch on the screen will not correspond to where the screen is actually "clicked".


NOTE: This step has to be done each time the Taproom Station is started!


Step 4

Attach a mouse and keyboard to the USB inputs on the Taproom Station, then open a terminal by clicking the square black icon at the top left on the menu bar.



Step 5

Enter the following in the terminal and hit Enter:


xinput


On the left side of the terminal, look for 'raspberrypi-ts'. Look to the right of that to get the id#.



Enter the following in the terminal and hit Enter:


(replace 'id#' with the id# you found)

xinput map-to-output id# DSI-1


(For example: if id = 6)

xinput map-to-output 6 DSI-1



Step 6

Close the terminal. The location of each touch should now correspond to the correct place on the screen.

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CONFIGURE RESOLUTION AND ORIENTATION


You may need to adjust the resolution and/or orientation of the Tap List screen. Changing orientation allows you to display the screen horizontally or vertically (landscape or portrait).


Step 7

Go to Main Menu -> Preferences -> Screen Configuration



To Change Resolution:

  • Right click on the Tap List screen icon (likely named HDMI-1), then click Resolution and select the dimensions you want.

  • Click the green check, then quickly click OK when prompted.

To Change Orientation:

  • Right click on the Tap List screen icon (likely named HDMI-1), then click Orientation and select the orientation you want.

  • Click the green check, then quickly click OK when prompted.



Now that you have the Tap List screen connected and configured, check out THIS post on how to design your custom tap list.


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HELP!


Go to our HELP post for problems and FAQ's


CONTACT US

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Email directly: patrick@arithmech.com


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