Lately, I have been tinkering with Raspberry Pis with my 12-year old son as a way to get him more into coding and building tech. Raspberry Pis are neat little computers produced by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK-based non-profit that wants to inspire more kids and hobbyists to tinker with computers. It is all very cool and worth looking into.
Last week, I developed a Twitter bot, with one of the Pis and named it JoeBotBot — one might say it is an alter-ego robotic version of myself … but I digress.
Periodically, JoeBotBot tweets out messages, thanks to the power of Python, MySQL, and Crontab. JoeBotBot has since expanded to include an EC2 AWS instance.