DIY Twitter Flagpole

Intro: DIY Twitter Flagpole

below are the items I used for it:

  • Intel Edison
  • ULN2803a
  • Stepper Motor
  • Timing Belt 3D printer
  • Stand for camera
  • Broomstick
  • Cables Tie

Step 1: Assemble the Flagpole

Followed by attaching the camera stand and stepper motor on the broomstick using a cable tie. Making sure the timing belt is not too tight

Step 2: Assemble ULN, Stepper Motor, and Intel Edison

Follow the scheme. Next we will turn the pulley. Here is the code I wrote in Python. countFlagSteps.py

Just download the code and execute it in terminal just simply "python countFlagSteps.py"

When the flag has reached the top, press ‘Ctrl + C’ to interrupt the program, then the program will output how many rounds it takes to reach the top. When all the steps is considered a success, now we will connect to twitter.

Step 3: Connect to Twitter

Before starting it we better make the twitter application first. We will utilise the API Streaming to get the number of tweets in real-time. Here is the code. countTweets.py and also we have to prepare token_key.txt from twitter

Now lets test the code we made is working or not

Run the code "python countTweets.py -oauth token_key.txt [word_tracking]". In picture I wanna flag will go up triggered by word "garudaku" from public twitter timeline. So I just type "python countTweets.py -oauth token_key.txt garudaku"

if somebody tweet "garudaku" it will print how much tweet and the flag will go up.

Step 4: Testing

Above is the video that has been fast forwarded because originally it took 2 hours to make this work.

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    FvadS

    2 years ago

    Pasti dicari activation agency ni yang kaya gini....

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    sofianhwFvadS

    Reply 2 years ago

    Belum ada yang nyariin nih
    hehehe

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    ir_One

    3 years ago

    mantap kang, jadi pengen ke hardware lagi, dulunya arduino, harganya intel edison brapa kang..?

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    sofianhwir_One

    Reply 2 years ago

    intel edison lumayan 1jtaan kalo ga salah, tapi itu bisa dipake selain intel edison :)

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    chalei

    3 years ago on Introduction

    iya tuh mas sofyan trigger dari twitternya blm dijelasin.

    Already vote for this project By the way :)

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    sofianhwchalei

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Eh iya, belum terbiasa dengan instructables.

    Thanks btw,

    ikutan juga ga?

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    chaleisofianhw

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    hehe, nda dulu yang ini mah. Mau ikut yang raspberry aja nanti. semoga masihh sempet

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    chaleichalei

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    bro vote balik project ane

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Roboat/