July 01, 2013

DIY PC status display with Arduino

 If you're constantly considering various statistics relative to your PC, such as free RAM, CPU utilisation, hard drive free space and so on - then the following project by Instructables user "wouterdoornbos". They've used a simple Arduino and LCD module to receive data from the PC and display it as shown in the image below. The statistics to display is collated by a Windows application written in MS Visual Studio 2010 - and the links to the compiled application and source code, so you can modify the lot yourself. 

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Instead of building your own LCD module onto a breadboard, save time and move forward with the Freetronics LCD & Keypad shield which contains a bright 16x2 character LCD and five buttons that can be read from only one analog input pin:


Hardlydan said:

I’ve been thinking about doing something similar with a kobo mini.

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