Raspberry Pi Digital Beverage Menu HOWTO

If you've got a Raspberry Pi, you can quickly turn it into a digital beer and beverage menu using Taplist.io. Just follow these instructions


Requirements

Before we begin, we'll assume you have the following:

  • A Raspberry Pi version 3 or 4
  • Running Raspbian or Raspberry Pi OS

Step 1: Install Chromium

Taplist.io takes advantage of the powerful HTML5 rendering engine found in many browsers. On Raspberry Pi, we will use a "kiosk" version of the Chromium browser to turn your Pi into an awesome full screen display.

Let's install Chromium on your Pi by following these instructions from the Raspberry Pi forums. Paste the following commands into your Pi:

Step 2: Configure Taplist.io To Auto Launch

Once Chromium is installed, we'll configure the Raspbian desktop (GNOME) to automatically load the Taplist.io display page on launch. Copy and paste the following commands into your pi to create a new launcher script:

Step 3: Reboot & Pair Your Display

Confirm everything worked by restarting your Pi. Shortly after startup, you should see the browser load.

The first time Taplist.io loads, you will see a pairing screen similar to the screenshot here. This pairing process securely links your new display to your Taplist.io account.

Using your mobile phone, laptop, or any other device, visit theTaplist.io activation page and enter the code shown on screen.

Done!

You don't have to to anything else once your device has been successfully paired! You should now see your taps on screen.

The Fire TV app is designed to be "set it and forget": You completely manage and control all aspects of your new display through the Taplist.io Dashboard, not the device itself.