Right now you can type "pt-status" in a console window, but there is no continuous battery status display while you are on the desktop.
I have therefore created a little program to display the pi-top battery status on the desktop. It displays a small icon on the task bar.
To download, use the browser and navigate to github.com
Then search in github for pi-top-battery-status
Installation instructions are there.
Questions and suggestions for improvement are most welcome.
The battery status program (link above) works well with pi-topOS Polaris.
Rene I reported this issue about 2 weeks ago with a fully charged battery showing an error message until the power cord was disconnected - it appears to be a binary assumption in the code ie its either charging with time left to full or discharging with time left for use with no logical outcome provided for fully charged. I'd love to know of course...
Thank you Rene.
A general principle of GUI could be that items critical to the good running of a device are self explanatory rather than a celebration of the cryptic for an exclusively well informed clique.
Regardless of the ubiquitous power of the Internet, it cannot be ignored that a portable device may be carried to an environment where communications with a well informed group of likewise device users is not possible for a duration that renders the device unusable or permanently damaged. For a professional user just as for anybody who has paid good money, this is not a positive result.
We are learning by example how to improve our own as well as others experience of a technical and well appreciated product. Hoping for a commercial success for all contributors in future?
I do hope this helps?
Mine says that the battery status is unknown. Is there a fix to this? BTW I'm to to Pi-Top
How do i delete this?
m_access-4 : pi-top test application
ScreenDump.txt : result
m_access-4.c : source Code
makefile : "make" command
- console window
- cd Downloads
- put all files into the "Downloads" folder
- sudo m_access-4
Please pi-top Team, do not simply delete this entry, At the very least tell me why you have objections me placing this onto the forum.
I've been trying to get this app working in my account instead of needing to login as 'pi'. I edited the Install and Uninstall scripts, and gtk_battery.c files. Making the app succeeds, and when I run the Install script it succeeds and the icon appears in the Panel with the battery level. But when I reboot the Pi-Top and login the app won't autostart, and the only way I've found so far to get it running is to rerun Install.
What have I missed? How do I go about getting this app to run in my non-pi account? Thanks!
Bruce, sorry that it took a few days to modify and test pi-top-battery-status to work for any user with the proper privileges. You should now be able to install it for other users than pi. Please see the comment at the bottom of the readme.md file about adding the necessary privileges for other users. Please let us know whether it works now for you.
The link to the program is github.com/rricharz/pi-top-battery-status