Using a PHP script to scrape the RSS feed from Dictionary.com's Word of the Day page we can create an web page for the Arduino to grab.
|Poltergeist|A ghost or spirit supposed to manifest its presence by noises, knockings, etc.|
The output is a bar delimited format with starting and ending bars. This makes parsing in arduino extremely simple
The u8glib is used to display the information on the screen.
Incorporate a rotary encoder to scroll through the definition.
Add an RTC / Flash component to store previous word of the day entries so you can scroll back in case you missed one
|USR Wifi232-T w/ antenna||Ebay||$11|
|1.3" SSD1306 64x128 OLED SPI Display||Amazon||$14|
|Arduino Nano (Clone)||Amazon||$12|
|Hammond 1591D Project Box||Amazon||$14|
|Female 2.1mm DC Power Jack||Adafruit||$2|
|9v 1A Regulated Power Supply||Adafruit||$7|
This was the hardest part for me. I created this animation with Sencha Animator to display how the code works.
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