In this video, I’ll show you how to make your own YouTube subscriber counter using a 7.5” Waveshare e-Ink display and a Raspberry Pi Zero W to update it. The Raspberry Pi uses a Python script to query the YouTube API and then refreshes the e-ink display to update it. It’s really simple to make as it just uses the Waveshare hat, so there is no soldering required and the display fits into a standard size frame.

If you’re going to be building your own counter, here’s the step by step written guide which takes you through the installation of the libraries and setup of the Pi to get it working –

What You Need For This Project
Raspberry Pi Zero W –
Micro SD Card –
Waveshare 7.5” HD E-Ink Display (B) With Controller –
6×8” Shadow Box Frame – (This is not quite the same as the one in the video, but the closest I could find on Amazon)
Keyboard, Mouse & Monitor For Setup (Or Connect Remotely Through SSH)

If you’ve got any suggestions for DIY, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or other projects and tutorials which you’d like to see, let me know in the comments section.