The example python code sends date, time and the ip address to the display. If you are running a Pi in headless mode being able to determine the IP address at a glance is really handy.
Then we take the tutorial to the next level, showing you how to have the display code launch when the Pi boots so it’s always on. Finally, we also show how you can update your timezone so that the displayed time is correct for your region.
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watch this space 🙂
Don’t tell me. you are going to stock it? grr … just when my parents have returned back from the US.
I have 3 pis on order from three different countries, no cigar.
Good tutorial, just set it up. I added psutil so I can alternate between IP address and CPU/MEM usage on the bottom. I added another potentiometer to pin 15 also so I can adjust the backlight brightness. May add some other info later, but pretty happy with it for now. Thanks