I’m going to create a simple python project running on a Pi Zero W pulling a few bits of data from existing on-site mysql database and I want to display the data on a screen attached to the Zero W.
I want the unit in the kitchen running 24/7 showing current electricity and solar usage. These figures can change pretty quickly, ie you put the kettle on and the watts ramp up etc. So I intend pulling the figures from the database as frequently as maybe every 5 seconds and updating the display with the new figures.
I really do like the look of the inky hat but i’m worried about the refresh times for my project. Those that used the inky hat, what is it like when firing rapid amounts of changing data at it? Does it keep up?
If not the inky hat, what other options? Maybe the GFX hat? or Hyper Pixel (non touch) which seems overkill?
I don’t think any of the other lesser screens would suit.
I suppose worst case I could only send the figures every 30 seconds… same maybe the inky hat could be ok?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.