February 27, 2015

Make an LCD Display System for Linux Appliances

If you're interested in a simple statistical display for your Sophos UTM appliance or other Linux server, then the following project by Arduino forum member pazu will be of interest. This can be used to display CPU load, network throughput, system uptime and more.

Doing so is quite simple, the hardware requires an LCD to an Ethernet-enabled Arduino board which is then patched in to the local area-network. The software side of the project uses a script on the server which sends a simple HTTP request with system statistics to the Arduino which then displays them on the LCD, for example:

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