I had the chance to play with some new components – namely the Adafruit Monochrome 128×32 OLED display and the Adafruit UP501 66 channel GPS receiver. As I was pondering ideas of what to build, I thought that it would be neat to be alerted when approaching a red light camera. In my local area (Southern Ontario), there are currently about a hundred or so of these cameras around the GTA. However, it appears that new legislation may see this number grow much larger. This is more of a proof of concept project to me than it is useful as, a) I don’t intend on trying to run any red lights, and b) there are only about 1 or 2 of them within the area. However, it was fun to build and tweak to make it useful. Read on…
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