Staying operational is critical to productivity, especially when working from home. But what if the process of tracking your progress throughout the day could be made a little easier?That’s exactly what the maker and developer Dan Ionescu decided to do with this amazing product. raspberry pi Pico W progress bar project.this custom LED progress bar It’s integrated with Google Calendar so you know at a glance when an appointment is coming up.
Not only did Ionescu take the time to create the project, he also published a complete build tutorial for those who want to recreate the project at home. The setup includes an LED strip attached to the Raspberry Pi Pico W. Internet access is required to use Google Calendar. Calendar events are displayed on the strip as a series of colored sections.
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Ionescu said he started a similar project with the following names: home time Created by another manufacturer known as Veebch. Rather than starting from scratch, he decided to build a fork of the original repository on GitHub that adds WiFi functionality. This makes the project even more user-friendly and easy to install around the house. His WiFi-enabled fork of Ionescu can be found here: GitHubas well.
You don’t need a lot of hardware to recreate this project, but you do need something with WiFi capabilities. In this case, Ionescu is using his small and affordable Raspberry Pi Pico W. That said, you can also use a larger Pi, such as the Pi Zero W, if you have one on hand. The LED strip used in this project is a 1 meter long Seeed Studio WS2812B Digital RGB LED Flexi Strip.
A full breakdown of the code is available at: project page. In it, Ionescu explains that appointment data will be pulled from his Google Calendar for the specified account. This strip interprets the schedule to render a series of colors on the LED strip representing each block of time. Then the LEDs on the strip light up so he can monitor the progress of the calendar throughout the day.
If you want to take a closer look at this Raspberry Pi project and see how it works, check out the build guide at: huckster Be sure to follow Ionescu for updates on this project and upcoming cool creations.