So I got this Raspberry Pi model B+. And I have this 20x4 lcd display. Hmm ... how about plugging it all togehter and have it display synchronet data like emails per day, messages per day etc.
Hmm... it works rather well: https://twitter.com/Wintermute_BBS/status/668887862390165504
But there are a few issues to address. For example: I use a .js script to trigger a (linux) native binary called 'lcd_status'. I wrote that using C and the WiringPi library. Anyway, I use events to update the display. One is a timed event that triggers every minute. The other is the logon event which runs the .js script every time someone logs on. So far, so good.
Wintermute BBS +++ telnet://wintermute.bbsindex.com
FIDO: 2:240/8002 GER-BBS: 75:18/7 SURVNET: 9:92/2
þ Synchronet þ Wintermute BBS +++ telnet://wintermute.bbsindex.com