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….
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