Jan 072016
Always Test Everything - Twitter App Update

I’m a firm believer that you should always test things in advance. It helps avoid unexpected last-minute panics when things don’t work as you expected them to. On Friday I’m going to pick a winner from my twitter followers using the twitter app script I wrote back in October 2013. My Joey from @gooligumelec just arrived. :) I have a spare I will give to a randomly selected follower on Friday. pic.twitter.com/yGtwATYXng — RasPi.TV (@RasPiTV) January 5, 2016 It Still Works, But… Since I had no idea where the SD card with that old Raspbian […more…]

Feb 062014
Tweeting System Information from the Raspberry Pi - part 3 Pi Twitter app series

Today I’m going to show you how to tweet some system information from your Raspberry Pi. In part 2, we did a basic tweet entered at the command line, with a standard, fixed, default message if no tweet text was entered. But That Default Text was Pretty Boring So let’s do something more fun with it. Let’s make it tweet the time, date and processor temperature if you don’t enter any tweet text. I got the ‘tweet the cpu temperature’ idea from Chris Mobberly’s blog. Here’s a condensed code snippet we’re going to borrow from […more…]

Feb 022014
Tweeting with Python tweepy on the Raspberry Pi - part 2 pi twitter app series

In late October I started a series on Twitter and Python tweepy. Then it got pushed to one side by HDMIPi. But now I’ve managed to find some “recreational” time to play with tweepy a bit more. So in this post, which is part 2, I’m going to show you how to post a tweet using a Python program on the Raspberry Pi. Create Your Twitter App Create a twitter app on your twitter account, as we did in part 1 here Give Your App Permission to Write Then make your app read/write. You won’t […more…]