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January 1, 2016 AT 1:00 am

High Tide Tracker #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Nice write up from Average Man vs Raspberry Pi:

Many of you will know that I live in sunny Southend-on-Sea, and from the name of my home town you can guess that I live pretty close to the water.

Due to our close proximity to the ocean, weekends usually involve a family walk along the seafront taking in the views and fresh sea air. Unfortunately we’re usually quite unlucky with the timing of these leg stretching excursions, mostly seeing a muddy estuary due to the tide being out.

I started thinking about how I could keep an eye on tide times, and also remind myself to put down the electronics and get out of the house once in a while. Of course the Raspberry Pi came to mind – because we all love an excuse to make a little project don’t we!

I ended up making a display that checks the next high tide and pushes that to a 7-segment display connected to my Raspberry Pi. Let me show you what I made…

Read more here and here


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