NEW GUIDE: RGB Matrix Automatic YouTube ON AIR Sign @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit
When your favorite YouTube channel is streaming, this sign will let you know! Check out this new guide by John Park to build your own.
In the guide, you’ll code it with CircuitPython, and the board’s built-in WiFi will allow it to check the YouTube Data API to find out when a channel is livestreaming! Then, it’ll light up the RGB LED matrix display with “OFF AIR” or “ON AIR” depending on the current status.
It runs on a Metro M4 Airlift with RGB Matrix shield and a 64 x 32 matrix display. You’ll use a beautiful bitmap font and custom line drawing graphics routines to make if fancy. LED diffusion acrylic is the finishing touch.
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