This is a simple project that tries to use the Raspberry Pi as a Scoreboard.. on a character LCD
What we will do in this project is write a python script that will use httplib and rplcd to connect to the internet and display the score..
It is a matter of a few hours before you are well versed in both.
I was making a Cricket scoreboard as part of the Google Hackathon, you can use the same method to do many other tasks, from facebook notifications to tweeter.
make sure that your RPi has a running OS and is connected to the INTERNET. refer to my 1 minute RPi setup blog post for instructions on the same
First of all i needed a web API provider who does it for free. (not easy to find). google helped me here and i was lucky..
I found this somewhat immature API that gives out some basic scores at http://cricscore-api.appspot.com/
please bear in mind that this was my first python program so i was happy that it worked, there may be some mistakes but it worked.
the way this works is I create a connection to the website and read the response.
For more detail: Raspberry Pi Scoreboard