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Previously, I wrote a blog post about how I displayed the count of my unseen Facebook notifications on a 7-segment display7-segment display connected to the BeagleBone Black BeagleBone Black: BeagleBone Black displays Facebook notifications on Adafruit 7-segment. I decided to do a similar task with the BeagleBone BlackBeagleBone Black & Adafruit 8x8 LED matrixAdafruit 8x8 LED matrix. My most recent post that shows how it is interfaced with the BBB: Adafruit 8x8 LED matrix controlled by BeagleBone Black.
Here's the Python script that grabs the unseen notification count from the Facebook API and then displays it on the 8x8 matrix8x8 matrix. One notification is one pixel.