The u-disp is an Open Source project consisting of two parts. The first part is a circuit board with eight seven-segment displays,a micro controller and an USB interface to connect it to your computer. The second part is a software that runs in the background as a Windows Service on the computer.
The software collects information from your computer and/or external sources like Digg.com, your web sites hit counter or some stock values. This information is then shown on the display(s).
At the moment this looks a bit more advanced than Bob’s Display that i was intending to build, so I’m not sure which of them I’m gonna build, but I’m gonna make one for sure. I just need to study a bit more their projects.
U-Disp – USB controlled display: [Link]