September 28, 2019

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Smart calendar with EInk display and Raspberry Pi

repo name zli117/EInk-Calendar
repo link
language Python
size (curr.) 5212 kB
stars (curr.) 157
created 2019-01-12
license MIT License

EInk Smart Calendar Build Status

What does it do?

It’s a raspberry pi based smart calendar that can tell you the current date, weather, and your events on Google calendar. Updates once per hour. Also supports manual update with a press of button.

Get started

First you need to get a few components:

Then clone this repo and install the dependencies

pip install -r requirements.txt

Also make sure you have at least Python 3.5 installed.

Third, you need to get the credentials for Open Weather Map and Google calendar

  • OWM API key:
    • Go to the Weather API page: link
    • Subscribe to 5 day / 3 hour forecast
  • Google credentials:
    • Follow the instructions of this answer on stackoverflow.
    • Instead of choosing the drive API, choose Calendar API v3 of scope
    • We will need the client ID, client secrete, refresh token and access token

Then hook up the wires as following:

Or download diagram.fzz. Note that the labeling on the breadboard corresponds to the wires on the hat comes with the screen. The wiring is the same as on page 12 of the official documentation

Once you have got all the credentials and hooked up the wires, you can run without any parameter to create the config file:


and follow the interactive guide to create the config file.

You can specify the config file for later runs as:

python3 -c <config file path>
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