Electronics Bash – #23- Raspberry Pi and the Internet

One computer isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion computers.
And a few million other computers to connect them together.

This week, we’ll continue delving into programming on the Raspberry Pi with Python, and how we can connect to the internet to receive data, scrape websites, and influence our programs with online data.

Topics Include:

  • Getting web data with the Requests library
  • Parsing HTML using Beautiful Soup
  • Python Dictionaries
  • API’s – what are they and how can we use them?
  •  

Code

Requests – Hello World

Beautiful Soup – Hello World

Beautiful Soup – Get List

CTA – Naive

CTA API Basic

CTA Arrivals

CTA Pygame Display

YouTube Stats

Links and Resources:
Raspberry Pi Homepage: https://www.raspberrypi.org/
Raspberry Pi OS: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
MagPi Magazine: https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/
Python Reference: https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/index.html

Getting Started:
Raspberry Pi Imager: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
Troubleshooting Guide: https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/troubleshooting-guide/
Display Troubleshooting: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/display/troubleshooting.md
Starting w/o a Monitor: https://bit.ly/33IvKCc

Materials:
Video on Raspberry Pi Supplies: https://youtu.be/zeHvQZzkxbk
Raspberry Pi 4: https://www.adafruit.com/product/4292
Power Supp;y: https://amzn.to/2PiU6u6
MicroSD Card: https://amzn.to/2EHfHdA
MicroSD Card Reader: https://amzn.to/2EEmNiR
Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable: https://amzn.to/3jWffYW
Keyboard and Mouse: https://amzn.to/39LRX3v
Cat5 Cable: https://amzn.to/2EzoJcm

Some of the above links are Amazon affiliate links – ordering products through these links provides a small amount of support to the channel at no cost to you.