I wanted to have my tasks list on my desk while i'm working , with some other information like the weather info , a calendar and a prayer times
so I've created this nice project using raspberry pi and e-paper display
so you gonna need :
- Raspberry Pi (Zero , Pi 2 , Pi A + , Pi 3)
- waveshare 7.5 inch E-paper Display
- SD Card
- 13x18 cm Photo frame
and here is a video tutorial
Step 1: Connect the HAT to the Raspberry Pi
If you are using Raspberry Pi Zero W , solider the headers and connect the HAT to the pi
but if you are using another version of the Raspberry pi you will connect the HAT directly .
i'm using the raspberry pi zero because it is small form factor and i can fit it in the photo frame
Step 2: Install the Raspbian OS and Transfer the Code
Start by installing the OS to the SD card
and if you need any help please refer to this tutorial
then download the code from here
and then replace the API tokens [Todoist and weather underground APIs] with your own Keys
and then copy the code to you raspberry pi , here i'm using WinSCP
Step 3: Run and Test the Code
from the terminal in Raspberry Pi
navigate to the directory that contains the code and then run "Python cal.py" that will run the project and will display it into the screen
you will need to run the code in the startup of the raspberry pi so please check this article https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/linux/us...
Step 4: Finish It !
all the components can fit inside the 13x18 cm photo frame , and you can power it using USB cable
challenge for you is to try to make this project battery powered . i'll try to make a new video with more features and will make it powered by battery
i hope you liked the project
Sascha PeterB made it!