Ah, cryptocurrencies! Your volatility has been described as a changeable and dramatic as a weather system — and now here’s an easy way to experience this adventure in the future of money in realtime!
Grab one of our 16×2 LCD displays, Pi Cobbler, an Adafruit Pi Python code library, and check out this Weekend Project from MAKE, and you’ll be all set for Keeping Up with the Bitcoin-Litecoin-Dogecoin Cryptocurrency Exchange Rate Weather with a RasPi Crypto Currency Tracker:
The Crypto Currency Tracker monitors the value of three different digital currencies — Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin — and compares them each against the United States dollar.
Not only does the code pull digital currency values from the internet, but it also stores the old value in a variable called,
Retention of the last value is done to display it on the lower line of the 16×2 LCD; the top line is the current value.
The image below shows Bitcoin, or BTC, with a USD current value of 587.46 and a previous value of 587.22….
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Alibaba to invest $15b in tech, set up research labs around the world
Wearables — Hand beading mimicry
Electronics — Trigger happy oscilloscope?
Biohacking — Biohacking: Visioneer – AI Glasses to Assist the Visually Impaired
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.