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June 19, 2015 AT 12:00 pm

Make a LED Transit Sign #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Make this for your home and you’ll never be late again! Maybe…

From instructables user MaXfell:

…iPhone transit apps are great, but nothing beats having an always-visible sign that you can quickly glance at anytime you want.

Well, let’s go for it. I purchased Raspberry Pi from Amazon, and purchased this sign from BrightLEDSigns.com. I was looking for at least 16 rows of LEDs (to squeeze two lines of text,) and for a simple interface to draw pictures on it, as I didn’t want to spend time to low-level programming. I got the sign for $89 sale price.

After several nights of hacking, I finally had it: my own, always-on customized dashboard with relevant morning information.

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