Do you want to build your own DIY minture depture board, for your desk? Below will detial all the steps involed in constucting and setting your very own one up for as little as £50!
This project was sparked after seeing a similar concept online for train station deperture boards. As a computer science student I deicded to make my own version and now you can to! Below detials the hardware you will need to purchse and how to set up and install the software I've created. Please note, this is neither owned or endorsed by Reading Buses, National Rail or any other company listed unless stated explicitly. The software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied.
* Not all regions will provide live data and data quality may vary region to region. Some regions may charge for Live data, however, Scheduled/Timetabled data is free in all regions.
All the hardware will cost you around £50, some of the hardware you may already own. Be sure to read the hardware list carfully so not to buy the wrong product with similar sounding names. There are two types of boards you can build, a "headered" board which will have pin headers for easy dismanterling and zero soldering or there is the headerless (recommend) approach which involes soldering the parts together.
The instructions will be split into two main stages, the setting up your Raspbery Pi and attaching the display and then downloading and installing the software needed to make the display work.
The ER-OLEDMO32 comes in a variety of interfaces, but the one you will want is either the "4-Wire SPI" Interface display or the "Pin Header Connection-4-Wired SPI" Interface Display. If you intend to use your Pi for nothing but a depture board and arn't affriad of soldering I would recommend buying the 4-Wire SPI interface. If however you wish to be able to easily dismantel your device or don't want to do much soldering buy the "Header Connection" version and a Pi Zero WH.
You are able to view any UK Train station (including London Underground) and any UK Bus Station! But not all regions will provide live data and data quality may vary region to region.
Yes, you can! But you need some strong computer skills, the guide can be found here:
Yes, you can! First make sure you've read our terms and conditions for usage, then head over to our guide here to impliment it!
Sure! You can pop me an email or post it onto Github, make sure to check out our roadmap first to see if it is already planned!
Your display should automatically update if left running for 3 consecutive days, if your display does not automatically update you can connect to your display via Putty (as described in the setting up instructions) . Then type the following command:
git -C ./Bus-Departure-Board/ pull