Woops, looks like I skipped the introductions before posting... Sorry!
The name is David, I'm French, 32, living in Tokyo.
I'm a software engineer, working at Kenzai
, a "tech fitness" startup.
I've owned a Raspberry Pi as part of a Kano Computer kit
since 2014, but didn't do anything with it...
When the Raspberry Pi 3 came out, and showed good performances, I bought one, but didn't do anything with it...
A week ago, I went to Maker Faire Tokyo
, and it revived the flame: I want to make things!
I particularly enjoyed a project that was using bicolor LED panels (the same that can be found in most train stations here, green, red and orange) to display stuff coming from a computer (with an Arduino in between). Here's a link to a blog post describing the project
(it's in Japanese, so check the pictures!). This post really does not dive in the details, meaning that I had to research a lot of things (where to get the panels, is there a datasheet, etc.).
My idea is to connect multiple panels to a Raspberry Pi, write the interface layer, as well as an application that will feed it data to display, in Python (a new language that I also need to learn!). The data could either be info that I'd like to see at home (weather, time, notifications, news ticker, etc.), or information useful at work (metrics, site events?).
In my little free time, I like to play video games, watch TV shows, program, play basketball, run...