Sometimes you just want a simple way to glance at data when you’re away from your computer. Sure, you probably have your phone on you at all times, but where’s the fun in that? DIYer Stefan built a little desktop widget that will dish out all kinds of info. By default, the desktop widget displays the current time, date, time of six other locations and foreign exchange rates for three different currencies. You can toy around with the code to display whatever information you want though. Otherwise, you’ll just need a handful of circuits to build this, a cheap screen and a 3D printed case (which you can have printed somewhere for cheap). The end result is a cool little clock that sits on your desk and gives you all the info you need at a glance. Head over to Hack a Day for the guide and parts list.
ForEx Display [Hack a Day]