Thought I’d share a little project I’ve been working on. Really just an exercise in educating myself on Arduino and RasPi. This project started on the Pi. I decided that it did not need that much hardware behind it. Plus, if I want to I can build from here. It went from the Pi to an Arduino Uno and breadboard. Then to a mini pro on perfboard using wire wrap. I’ve always liked wire wrap and it only took an hour to mock it up. The code was borrowed and modified and tweaked to get the display just right. I could not have done it without Adafruit libraries and LEARN !!!!
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