The Covid Tracking Project (https://covidtracking.com) tracks all US state data and collates it into one report. This project for MagTag wakes up once a day at 8pm, about a half hour after the data is posted daily, and displays the latest data report. In between check-ins the MagTag goes into a deep sleep mode so it will run for many weeks on a charge.
This is a good example of Python on hardware, IoT, JSON, Wi-Fi, e-ink, and low-power electronics displaying important information – AND, it’s easy to code, use, change, and adapt.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.