Truck driver uses Raspberry Pi and Python to automatically tweet and email the status of his delivery truck. via andyproctor
I have been learning how to use Python Programming language while driving a truck here in the UK. I have been making my websites while I am parked up and also playing around with a RaspberryPi computer. When we have the container loaded at the customers address we have to phone in and when it’s been unloaded do the same. We also let the office know when we have our shipping container lowered on the trailer or lifted off at the port. This normally means going through the switchboard to an operator and passing him simple information 4-5 times a day (with 50 trucks). They then update the software and then book the container with the next location, so I’ve automated it and learned how to use Python Programming.
You can connect switches, lights, sensors and much more to the device. I have been using the new Model B+ s connecting to the board and learning about this fantastic module. The script will Tweet and email the transport office the trucks status. I have fitted four switches to the GPIO pins of the computer and this effects the code with some clever outcomes. Please follow the Twitter account https://twitter.com/idatatruck and also the next video with bar code scanning that I shall publish in a few weeks.
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