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October 27, 2017 AT 6:00 am

Raspberry Pi Train Times @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

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Super handy project and tutorial by Tony Jiang up on Hackster.io.

Use Raspberry Pi and Unicorn HAT to show when trains are departing from your station (UK).

Overview
The application connects to National Rail’s Live Departure Board API (UK) using a Python library called NREWebServices by George Goldberg.

It then displays the minutes until the next train departing for {a station specified by the user} from {a station specified by the user}. (e.g. trains departing for London Victoria from East Croydon).

The minutes until the next train are displayed on the Unicorn Hat (an 8×8 LED matrix).

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