Here’s an Internet enabled Christmas tree ornament that grabs updated stock quotes using a Propeller Platform USB. Gadget Gangster writes…
The Tannenbaum Ticker is a Christmas tree ornament that changes color based on how your stocks are doing.
US and international stocks, commodities, and bonds can be tracked, including market-wide and industry indexes Trade data is polled every 30 seconds during the trading day. The ticker goes from dark red ( > 4% drop from open), to green (within 0.2% of open), to blue ( > 4% increase from open).
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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