Raspberry Pi Twitter Monitor

Contributors: Shawn Hymel
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Install Required Packages

If you are using a relatively new release of Raspbian, it should already contain Python and the necessary modules to talk to the Pi’s GPIO pins. We will still need to install modules to search Twitter with Python. Several exist, but I recommend Twython if you are following this tutorial. Boot up your Pi and connect to the Internet (Ethernet, WiFi, etc.). If you use the X Windows interface, open up a console window and install Twython:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install twython

[UPDATE: 2/6/14]: From Mark A. Yoder - to get this working on the BeagleBone Black, install the following packages in addition to the ones above:

sudo apt-get install python-dev
pip install Adafruit_BBIO