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Raspberry Pi Pi-Lite web counter - grabs some stats off the wordpress stats API and then sends them to the serial port to be picked up by an arduino based LED display (ciseco.co.uk Pi-Lite or wharfe-education.com BelleVue)
import serial
import time
import urllib2
from BeautifulSoup import BeautifulSoup
# Configure Pi serial port
s = serial.Serial()
s.baudrate = 9600
s.timeout = 0
s.port = "/dev/ttyAMA0"
#grab the stats
#replace yourAPIkey with your wordpress API from this page https://apikey.wordpress.com/
#replace your blog address
page = urllib2.urlopen("http://stats.wordpress.com/csv.php?api_key=yourAPIkey&blog_uri=www.yourblogaddress.com&days=-1&summarize")
#edit the &days=-1 part for different stats:
# days=1 is the number of visits today
# days=30 is the number for the last 30 days
# months=1 is the number for the last month
soup = BeautifulSoup(page)
print soup
#turn it into a string
count=str(soup)
#remove the bits we don't need
count = count.replace("views","");
count = count.replace('"',"");
print count
try:
# Open serial port
s.open()
except serial.SerialException, e:
# There was an error
sys.stderr.write("could not open port %r: %s\n" % (port, e))
sys.exit(1)
print "Serial port ready"
# Clear display
s.write("$$$ALL,OFF\r")
# Send count to the serial port
# the Pi-Lite requires the loop to keep displaying the text, the http://wharfe-education.com LED counter doesn't require it
while True
s.write(count)
time.sleep(12)
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