Over the past few days I’ve hacked together a little Arduino with a LED display panel. It looks pretty cool!
This little Arduino checks the Envato API every 2 minutes for any new sales. If it finds a new sale it will BEEP then show the name of the item just sold. It then calculates what you have earnt today and counts up to that value.
Here’s a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBwYJW_38JY
For those interested in building this: the DMD ’s are available here (you can connect them together to make a larger display) and the Arduino used here is an EtherTen (any network enabled arduino will do) and this is all powered by a PoE injector (so you only have to run a single network cable to wherever the unit is mounted).
Can post the C code if anyone is interested. I’m pretty bad at C though
EDIT : this is over on notes as well: http://notes.envato.com/authors/check-out-the-arduino-sales-notification-system/
Goosebumps. Would be awesome this in those flop style sort of clocks, to put on your desk.
I’m impressed, Nice toy
Bugger if you earn over 1000 bucks.
Will be checking this out, reminds me of the user counter from facebook film.