The Strava Monitor is a LED small display that shows off some of your exercise statistics from Strava. It's small enough to put on a bookshelf and only requires a single power cable. All the data is regularly pulled from Strava over a wifi connection and displayed on its screen.

The Strava Monitor cycles between two screens every few seconds:

  1. Total Distance of all activities so far this year
  2. Bar chart showing the relative distance of your last 5 activities

It can easily be customised to display more screens or a variety of other statistics from Strava.

The unit can be built for around £20 or $25 worth of components.

Step 1: Required Parts

Parts for the final product:

  • Raspberry Pi Zero link
  • Scroll pHAT - LED display (buy this separately or as a bundle with the Raspberry Pi Zero) link
  • Micro USB charger and cable (link) included in some Raspberry Pi kits
  • USB Wifi dongle link
  • Micro USB adaptor link
  • Micro SD card for storage link

Tools needed to build it and get it up and running:

  • Soldering iron and solder
  • HDMI monitor or TV with an HDMI cable
  • Mini HDMI adaptor to connect the Pi to a monitor or TV while setting it up. Included in some Pi kits.
  • SD card reader to load Raspbian onto the SD card
  • USB hub (powered) to connect mouse and keyboard to the Pi for configuring it the first time
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • A free Strava account

Skills required:

  • Very basic soldering
  • Some python programming if you want to customise or change the code
  • Some experience with Linux and Raspberry Pi helps, but not required
<p>This is a great idea. You should enter this into the Microcontroller contest.</p>
Thank you!<br><br>Great, I'm new to Instructables but I'll check out the competitions.

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