Step 12: Design Notes and Code Repository

There are three main reasons for this design.

1. Allows us to independently control how often each data source is updated.
2. The latest data is already available when the consolidator tries to get it. If the gathering scripts and consolidator script were in one big script it would take longer to generate each message. The image above shows how long it takes to get our bus data. By having the data gatherer separate in this case we save upto 2.5 secs everytime we load the message.
3. If a data gathering script fails, the consolidator does not fail and text is still generated. This is a high level overview of what we did and why, but ultimately this part of the project would work with any code that outputs text whenever run.

If you want to see our actual code, check out the repo on github: https://github.com/rgho/infoTickerServerPHP

<p>Hey ... gud work !</p><p>How to get this working with Dot Matrix Displays that are available in market ?</p><p>They are equipped with 16-pin header for connection to controller board .</p>
Been looking for something like for awhile. Wanted to something bigger. 3x3 foot picture frame but this is a great start to get me going! Thanks will try
<p>Nice job! How did you put the youyube videos with autoplay and with no border and no controls?</p>
<p>Thanks! I followed this steps in this very helpful Instructable - https://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Youtube-psuedo-GIFs-to-an-Instructable/ :)</p>
<p>Woah! I want to make something similar in my high TV cabinet! I don't know if you read my mind or I read your instructable before! ;-)</p><p>Many thanks for the ideas and solutions!</p>
<p>Might be more tempted to hook it to a parallel port of a headless server.</p>
<p>not sure I follow? you mean connect the LED boards directly to the server?</p>
<p>I got a couple of graphical VFDs out of some old medical equipment (<strong>Noritake GU256x64-39)</strong> I've been meaning to do something like this. Also pretty simple with a USB cash register pole</p>
Want this!!!!!
<p>you should make one!</p>
If I could high five you I would.
<p>haha thanks!</p>

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