Having a display is good and fine, but at some point it needs to be useful, or its just a silly toy.
So…, I updated the code to have some useful functionality (for me at least).
Now it pulls AQI data for PM25 info, gets the latest stock data for a given stock, and scrolls the latest Business News.
Power usage is quite low too, at a meagre 2.5W/hr
Working out quite well for me, as I can keep an eye on the stock i’m interested in at a glance from the sofa, without actively having to have my computer in front of me.
Other amendments included adding some EEPROM saving functionality, and web ui for config. Progress..
Code is up on https://github.com/csloz/pixelated
(and yes, I do have a messy desk!)