Scrollphat hd twitter example

I think the scrollphat hd twitter example might be on the blink I’m afraid.

I’ve had a play with it over the last few days but so far all I get is a blank screen on the scrollphat hd (which works ok normally). The script seems to run ok i.e. its not throwing up any errors and exits cleanly. Only a 420 when I made too many requests.

I’ve had a look in the Tweepy docs and it ‘looks’ ok to me but to be honest I’m not that competent. I did adjust the various tokens to the wrong ones just to test that out and it threw up a 401 error which to me tells me that there is nothing wrong with that. I’ve managed to get a 420 error which is about too many requests I believe and lastly changed the font from 5x7 as per a few other posts but I wasn’t expecting that to do anything and sure enough it didn’t.

I’d kind of like to get it working but have run out of ideas. Any chance some bright spark can look into it please? Just so it’s all in one place here is the example code minus keys.

#!/usr/bin/env python

# made by @mrglennjones with help from @pimoroni & pb

import time
import unicodedata
    import queue
except ImportError:
    import Queue as queue
from sys import exit

    import tweepy
except ImportError:
    exit("This script requires the tweepy module\nInstall with: sudo pip install tweepy")

import scrollphathd
from scrollphathd.fonts import font5x7

# adjust the tracked keyword below to your keyword or #hashtag
keyword = '#bilgetank'

# enter your twitter app keys here
# you can get these at
consumer_key = ''
consumer_secret = ''

access_token = ''
access_token_secret = ''

if consumer_key == '' or consumer_secret == '' or access_token == '' or access_token_secret == '':
    print("You need to configure your Twitter API keys! Edit this file for more information!")

# make FIFO queue
q = queue.Queue()

# define main loop to fetch formatted tweet from queue
def mainloop():
    # Uncomment the below if your display is upside down
    #   (e.g. if you're using it in a Pimoroni Scroll Bot)
    # scrollphathd.rotate(degrees=180)

    while True:
        # grab the tweet string from the queue
            status = q.get(False)
            scrollphathd.write_string(status, font=font5x7, brightness=0.1)
            status_length = scrollphathd.write_string(status, x=0, y=0, font=font5x7, brightness=0.1)

            while status_length > 0:
                status_length -= 1



        except queue.Empty:

class MyStreamListener(tweepy.StreamListener):
    def on_status(self, status):
        if not status.text.startswith('RT'):
            # format the incoming tweet string
            status = u'     >>>>>     @{name}: {text}     '.format(name=status.user.screen_name.upper(), text=status.text.upper())
                status = unicodedata.normalize('NFKD', status).encode('ascii', 'ignore')
            except BaseException as e:

            # put tweet into the fifo queue

    def on_error(self, status_code):
        print("Error: {}".format(status_code))
        if status_code == 420:
            return False

auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(consumer_key, consumer_secret)
auth.set_access_token(access_token, access_token_secret)
api = tweepy.API(auth)

myStreamListener = MyStreamListener()
myStream = tweepy.Stream(auth=api.auth, listener=myStreamListener)

myStream.filter(track=[keyword], stall_warnings=True, is_async=True)


except KeyboardInterrupt:
    del myStream