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Title: Arduino Commute Checker - Using an ESP8266 and the Google Maps API
Post by: witnessmenow on Oct 11, 2017, 12:05 am
Hello all,

I created a device for checking the commute times for a friend of mine between where he lives and works using an ESP8266 and some neopixels. It uses a library I wrote which is available on the library manager: Google Maps API library  (https://github.com/witnessmenow/arduino-google-maps-api)

Here is  a short video demonstrating it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPT5jIOUyNQ)


(https://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/HB8N/J3YPVSPH/FSPHB8NJ3YPVSPH.ANIMATED.LARGE.gif)

The device will check the live travel time from Google Maps and light up the current fastest route

(https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FX0/125Y/J3YPVSQ2/FX0125YJ3YPVSQ2.ANIMATED.LARGE.gif)

The Neopixels will also change colour based on how bad the traffic is on that route. It also displays the travel time in minutes on the 7 segment display.

The frame is a cheap deep box frame from Ikea. Total cost of the build was around $25 and detailed instructions on how to do it are on Instructables if you would like to make one. (https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Commute-Checker/)

If you have any questions I would be happy to try help!

Brian