The PLSE sign is a LED sign hanging in the lab that displays various things, like a Game of Life binary clock or deadline countdowns.

To start a deadline countdown, run /deadline sign [conference], which uses deadbot’s database of conference deadlines.

The sign can also be programmed. You write Python programs that run on the computer controlling the sign; this Python program uses a library to send drawing commands to the Arduino controlling the sign.

To program the sign, ask Stuart to get your key added to plseaudio and check out the repository


Any time you push to that repository, the sign will restart automatically with whatever changes you made.