The number of new COVID19 cases is announced twice a day and is available over a public WebService. I wanted it to be physically presented in a statement project so the COVID ticker box came to be.
The project relies on a particle photon chip polling the WebService for today's and yesterday's cases and then displaying the new number of cases if available with the arrow pointing up or down based on whether the daily new cases are increasing or decreasing in number.
So it started with Initial concept designs, (special thanks go to slow zoom meetings)
The solution includes two main aspects showing the number using a mini OLED screen and a servo pointing in the direction of the trend, a Particle webhook invokes the webservice and updates the display few times a day (the publically available data gets refreshed twice a day)