Raspberry Pi tells when train leaves

If your time heavily depends on trains it is good idea to have schedule near by. Usually you can get latest departure times on internet. If you travel a lot like Gareth James you would like to have several next times in front of you. Luckily he recently bought a Raspberry Pi and decided to make use of it.

And so he started building a nice frame out of 7” LCD display. Instead of making it graphical he added laser printed graphics around screen. USB based WiFi ensures internet connectivity where RasPi scrapes latest departure times from website. Once single button is pressed – three latest times are refreshed. All magic is done with Python script running on Raspberry Pi. It uses Beautiful soup engine to scrape data from website.

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