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Now this issue isn't particular to the Raspberry Pi, but I'm really lost on how all this works. I've written a Python script that successfully pulls the temperature and humidity from a number of DHT22 modules, averages them, then prints them. From here, how do I port this information to my webpage to be displayed? I have absolutely no idea how I would connect the return values of my Python script to an HTML file, or how to make it update every time the Python script computes the temperature/humidity, which is done every two seconds.

I've seen frameworks like Django, but does it allow me to access the GPIO pins on the RPi in the script?

  • Web frameworks allow you to do whatever the interface language (in this case python) can do on the server. – goldilocks Sep 22 '15 at 12:28
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You can run your Python script as CGI from the web server, all outputs from the script has to be formatted as HTML. Or can save fetched values in a text file or in MySQL or SQLite database and grab the values from script in the web server (could be also Python or Php or something else)

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I really enjoy using websockets for my realtime data in the Pi. I would convert your DHT22 into what this blog considers a "module" http://simplyautomationized.blogspot.com/2015/09/raspberry-pi-create-websocket-api.html

Put your DHT code into a class that is on another "thread":

class DHT_Poller(threading.Thread):
    cmd = None
    def __init__(self):
        threading.Thread.__init__(self)
        self.dht_temp_change_callback = None
        self.loop = True
        self.dht_temp = -1

    def run(self):
        while(self.loop):
            dht = get_temp_dht() # your python method
            if(dht!=self.dht_temp): #means your temperature has changed
                self.dht_temp=dht
                if(self.dht_temp_change_callback):
                    self.dht_temp_change_callback(json.dumps({"Temp":dht}))
    def stop(self):
        self.loop=False
    def get_temp(self):
        return self.dht_temp

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