what you need:
- little speaker (optional but cool)
- twitter developer account (sorry, but necessary since the recent API update of twitter, they cancelled basic auth)
(-some dependencies for the python script, mainly the tweepy package)
by the way, the code is flexible so can search for whatever words you want, so you can easily turn the tweiger counter into a yolo-meter or check for hurricanes...
Step 1: Coding-up
in the same folder as the python script create a text file called auth.txt where you OAuth data:
1st line: consumer key
2nd line: consumer secret
3rd line: access token
4th line: acess token secret
it will be read in by the script to connect the tweiger-counter
Step 2: Wiring-up
Step 3: Suit up
I just went to the locale tabacco shop, got an empty cigar box (shrinked it down a little since it was a bit oversized) and made a hand I mounted to the servo.