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I am a huge comic book fan and collect issues of my favorite titles every week. Therefore, I check weekly comics release lists from publishers every week. Even though there are umpteen web and mobile applications to inspect weekly new comics release lists from publishers, I wanted to create an unusual weekly comics release list tracking device with Arduino by which I can scrutinize weekly comics lists in a geeky way :)


First of all, to obtain weekly comics release lists from the ShortBoxed comics API, I developed a web application in PHP running on Raspberry Pi.


Then, I used an Arduino Nano 33 IoT to get comics release lists transferred by the PHP web application and display them with a Nokia 5110 Screen.


After completing wiring on a breadboard and testing the code, I designed a PCB (Comics Release List Tracker) inspired by one of my favorite comic book heroes: Spider-Man. It became a stylish and suitable addition to my comic book collection as an efficient new comics release list tracker with some spectacular features :)


The device shows the comics release list of:


  • This Week
  • Next Week
  • Previous Week


Also, it has these unnecessary yet funny additional features :)


  • Plays the Spider-Man theme song (1967) before showing a list.
  • Displays graphics adjusted by a potentiometer.


Huge thanks to PCBWay for sponsoring this project.


If interested, there is also a project tutorial including code files and instructions.









Bill of materials used in this project

PCBWay Custom PCB
1
Arduino Nano 33 IoT
1
Nokia 5110 Screen
1
Buzzer
1
Potentiometer
1
Potentiometer Knob
1
5mm Common Cathode RGB LED
1
Vibration Motor
1
Button (6x6)
5
1K Resistor
5
Power Jack
1
Mar 11,2021
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