UK train departure screen
Python script to display replica real-time UK railway station departure screens for SSD13xx devices
To run this code, you will need Python 3.6+.
If you're using Raspbian Lite, you'll also need to install:
$ sudo apt-get install libopenjp2-7
Clone this repo
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
Sign up for the Transport API, and generate an app ID and API key
config.jsonand complete the values, including your Transport API keys from step 3. Note: station names should be provided as their three-letter station code, all available here.
Start the app with:
$ python ./src/main.py --display pygame --width 256 --height 64
--display flag to alter the output mechanism (a list of options can be found in this README: https://github.com/rm-hull/luma.examples). Use
capture to save to images, and
pygame to run a visual emulator.
Remember to pass
--interface spi if you are using SPI to communicate with your screen. Otherwise, the default of
i2c should suffice.
$ python ./src/main.py --display ssd1322 --width 256 --height 64 --interface spi
I've tweeted a video demo of the software running on a real device: https://twitter.com/chrishutchinson/status/1136743837244768257
The fonts used were painstakingly put together by
DanielHartUK and can be found on GitHub at https://github.com/DanielHartUK/Dot-Matrix-Typeface - A huge thanks for making that resource available!