Its been 5 months and 5 days since I’ve joined SVA and its a bummer that I still don’t know what most floors above or below me organize on the daily. The poster-bombing usually works as a trigger for to take my phone out to for a picture, But then 5 pictures later, I would never remember it again.
I’ve always been intriged by the concept of ‘waiting and time’ and how its degrees affect thought. For example : ‘I’m waiting for a train’ makes me think about 198838203 different things but as soon as I know my train is a little late, its one single unified thought about ‘why this train is late’.
Basically, ‘the time you spend waiting’ and how does one compute ‘waiting for something’ really thrills me.
Therefore, the digital bulletin board (TODAY) tells you what’s happening today for the 30 seconds you wait in a lift. It’s designed for Informed delight.
Now imagine you get into a lift with a child and he/she presses all the buttons… well … hold onto those intrusive thoughts cause TODAY, TODAY can keep you company.
Materials Used :
- Monochrome OLED 0.96″ 128×64 OLED Graphic Display with STEMMA QT
- Rotary switch
- Adafruit Metroboard or compatible microcontroller
- Jumper wires
- Power supply (USB cable or batteries)
- Enclosure : Acryllic sheets, Nuts & Bolts, Repurposed Dial
Instructables Tutorial Link – https://www.instructables.com/Digital-Bulletin-Board/
Connect the components on the breadboard as follows:
- GND goes to ground
- Vin goes to 5V
- Data to I2C SDA (on the Metroboard, this is A4)
- Clk to I2C SCL (on the Metroboard, this is A5)
- RST to digital 4
- Connect the rotary switch to the appropriate pins on the Metroboard/ Arduino Uno. Typically, these are digital input pins.
- Check the Serial Monitor to identify active switch positions
Error battles and the serial monitor
Forms took shape!
- Would like to work more on the enclosure a lot more
- A BIGGER display will be more effective (for sure)
- I also intend on scaling this display towards other spaces perhaps, public spaces, residential apartments, schools, parks etc. Contextual data displayed for each of these spaces