I see that you can view a stock price on Tidbyt, but is it possible to have several stock prices cycle through like a large ticker tape?
Kind of. We rotate instead of scroll. Here’s what it looks like (sped up):
That’s really cool. Are the stocks displayed able to be customized or changed? Are they showing daily charts? Thanks for the fast response!
Sure thing! What kind of customization did you have in mind? Currently we just let you pick a stock and add it.
It’s a daily chart that we fill in from the left to the right as the day progresses (the animation above is after market close). Here’s an example from the middle of the day:
Being able to add or remove is exactly what I had in mind! Is there a limit on how many stocks can be shown? Are there any limits on what stocks can be shown? Like are only certain indexes covered or can any stock be viewed? Also, how often are the prices updates, every 15 minutes?
I’m very interested in this for stocks as well and this information is great. I do have a question can I run this or attach this with another raspberry pi?
My ides is to have a few that rotate different ones as it sounds there is a limit to them maybe like 20?
Hi Rohan! Thanks for all of your help so far, I really appreciate it! Could you answer the questions below when you have a chance?
Is there a limit on how many stocks can be shown? Are there any limits on what stocks can be shown? Like are only certain indexes covered or can any stock be viewed? Also, how often are the prices updates, every 15 minutes?
There’s currently no hard limit on how many stocks you can track simultaneously. We’ve tested running 50+ apps previously, and the Tidbyt happily rotates through them in order. That should apply for stocks as well.
You can track any symbol that IEX cloud (our API provider) has data for. I believe that should include most US stocks, but I’m not a finance guy so I may be wrong. =) If you have a few illustrative examples to share I’d be happy to test it out for you!
Prices are updated every minute. We recently nudged that down from every 5 minutes, and hope to keep it that way.
Wow, thank you so much for all the great info! I think that tells me all I need to know, and I can’t wait for the 16th. You all are great, thank you again!
Will this be the same layout for any of the crypto currency charts as well? Just reserved mine.