I’ve recently created a new website for my scout group, Highfield Scouts, and have put up a google calendar. More out of a challenge than a real need, I’ve knocked up a script that uses the Google Data API for PHP to query my calendar feed, grab the next event, and make a fake handwritten postit note. The script runs every hour to keep the images up to date.
I’ve made a little markup system so that the whole postit can be a link, and the time and location can be overridden (child protection malarky – can’t just put a time and location for some things!)
It’s all written in PHP, using the GD graphics features to put the text on a background image. If you’re interested in the code, comment, and I’ll give it to you (if you link to me!)