News How to Build a Scrolling-Text Face Mask with Raspberry Pi

Apr 10, 2020
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Oh my God. That's curse, using Raspberry PI for such simple task. Cheapest 8 bit micro, eg PIC12Fxx consuming uA could do same. Much simpler!
 

michaelahess

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This is really cool. Might use it to put something on my car's back window so I can tell folks to get off my ass, or use their turn signal. For the mask, I think it's super original. Don't know why this idea is getting such hate.
 
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This tutorial didn't work for me after I got to Part 2. It can't find the PIL module to import from, so I installed Pillow and now Python can't even find the font used in the code.

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Before moving onto step 2 type:
sudo python3 -m pip install Pillow
sudo apt-get install -y fonts-liberation

The first line will install the PIL library needed. The second will install the default font used by the tstMsg.py script
 
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