I’ve been meaning to get into electronics for a while, and I’ve got an idea for a project I’d like to build. Now I need a little help figuring out what’s the best way.
It’s a simple idea, really. I’ve got a script that using my city’s bus system data can figure out when the bus will be coming by my house. I want to build a little box with a few sets of 7 segment displays that will always display the minutes until the next few buses go by my house.
So I’d guessing it would be easiest for the script to drop a small text file with the data on a server (either local or on the internet) and then have my box check the file and display the data. Seems pretty simple. Am I on the right track? Should I be using Arduino or something different? I’d love if it could be wireless, but I’m happy to start small with a wired solution.