Illuminated frame helps you catch your train

Arduino Energy & Sustainability Technology
Illuminated frame helps you catch your train


Tom Lee made this transit alert frame using a web script and an Arduino board. from the DCist:

Tom Lee configured D.C.’s metro schedule to alert him to when the next train will be available from his house; all packaged in a nifty frame. “So if there’s enough time left to catch the train, the backlight is amber. If there isn’t, it’s red. And if it’s the 60 seconds in between those two periods — the time when I really need to get going — both lights are illuminated.

Now if New York can just get its train timing worked out, there’d really be a trend going!


(photo by Adam Lewensohn)

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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