The Covid Tracking Project (https://covidtracking.com) tracks all US state data and collates it into one report. This project for MagTag wakes up once a day at 8pm, about a half hour after the data is posted daily, and displays the latest data report.

In between check-ins the MagTag goes into a deep sleep mode so it will run for many weeks on a charge

Parts Required

You'll want a MagTag + battery, and magnetic feet to attach it to your fridge or other metallic surface

MagTag dev board with enclosure pieces, four magnet feet, and lipoly battery
The Adafruit MagTag combines the new ESP32-S2 wireless module and a 2.9" grayscale E-Ink display to make a low-power IoT display that can show data on its screen...
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You can also get the parts separately

Angled shot of Adafruit MagTag development board with ESP32-S2 and E-Ink display.
The Adafruit MagTag combines the new ESP32-S2 wireless module and a 2.9" grayscale E-Ink display to make a low-power IoT display that can show data on its screen even when power...
$34.95
In Stock
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery 3.7v 420mAh with JST 2-PH connector and short cable
Lithium-ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light, and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This...
$6.95
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Angled shot of four magnet feet.
Got a glorious RGB Matrix project you want to mount and display in your workspace or home? If you have one of the matrix panels listed below, you'll need a pack of these...
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Also needed:

  • WiFi network (802.11 b/g/n)
  • A desktop or laptop computer is required for initial setup: any text editor will suffice
  • An Adafruit IO account. If you’ve previously purchased from Adafruit and created an account, this is automagic (and free)!

This guide was first published on Dec 11, 2020. It was last updated on Dec 11, 2020.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Aug 01, 2022.

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