Whether you want to promote content from your own website or just keep up with the news, wearing a custom news ticker on your shirt is an eccentric, but great way to do that. Using a Raspberry Pi and a few accessories, you can make a shirt that scrolls through the RSS feed of your choice.
Naturally, we designed our device to show the latest news headlines from Tom’s Hardware. But you could just as easily point the script toward any content you want on the Internet (it uses Wi-Fi to download the data). Here’s how to make your own news ticker shirt.
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