Network Speedtest with Display @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
Here’s a simple little project that will let you display up and down bandwidth on a 16 x 2 LCD screen. It’s from Maxi Krause via hackster.io:
A 16×2 lcd displaying the bandwith of up- and download on a 16×2 lcd screen. Configurable and easy to build…. I was thinking about monitoring the companies network traffic with a small monitor, and finally came up with this simple solution. The pi runs a python script, which checks the network bandwith every 60s (which can be changed with command line arguments) and writes the result into a lcd display.
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