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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  (

Here is  a short video demonstrating it (


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


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. (

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