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Battery Level Monitor

HI EVERYONE!

Welcome back to 2-Bullet Tuesday,where we’ll share useful tips and awesome stuff sent in by Omega2 users all around the world.

Our surprise sale on the Onion Online Store is still on! 20% off all Docks and Expansions until November 8th! We ran out of the Omega2+, but expect to have more later this week!

Favorite Project

🔋 Battery Level Monitor 🔋

Our favorite project this week is a battery level monitor for the recently released Power Dock 2 by Onion’s own Pavel Metrokhin! This project takes advantage of the on-board battery level ADC on the Power Dock 2 to monitor your battery charge level.

The project uses a Power Dock 2, OLED expansion, Omega2+, and a 3.7 LiPo battery that are controlled by a simple Python program that will retrieve battery as well as time & date data and display it on the screen. The Hackster post also covers how to set your timezone and how to setup a cron job so that the program will run automatically once minute.

And that’s it! A couple commands to issue and viola, you are now receiving the most current date/time along with the charge level of your LiPO battery! You can find the source code on GitHub repo

See the Hackster Post

Hey listen! If your project is featured on 2-Bullet Tuesday, you will receive an Omega2+, a Dock of your choice, AND free shipping!

See the second part of this week’s 2-Bullet Tuesday!

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