Host a Telegram Bot on your Raspberry Pi and chat with your brand new IoT device!
Learn how to use the Telegram Bot, host a Telegram Bot on your Raspberry Pi, and use the messaging app to interact with your device.
Step 1: Open Telegram app in your system or mobile
1.1 Open Telegram app in your system or mobile
Download from here: Telegram
1.2 Start “BotFather”
1.3 Open “BotFather”
1.4 Start “BotFather”
1.5 Create a new Bot
1.6 Obtain access token
Step 2: Setup Raspberry Pi
For detailed Raspberry click here.
Note: If you already set the Pi then skip this section.
Step 3: Install TelegramBot on Raspberry Pi
3.1 Open Putty
3.2 Connect Pi via SSH
3.3 Install “Python Package Index”
sudo apt-get install python-pip
Note: Make sure Pi has internet access
3.4 Install “telepot”
sudo pip install telepot
Step 4: Run the Python Code
4.1 Clone the git
git clone https://github.com/salmanfarisvp/TelegramBot.git
4.2 Paste your Bot Token here
bot = telepot.Bot(‘Bot Token‘)
Note: 1.6 for more details
4.3 Run the Code
All set, now time to connect the Pi and LED.
Step 5: Connect LED to Pi
Step 6: Send Command
6.1 Start our Bot
6.2 Send “on” & “off”
Look at your Pi, you can see the LED on and off when you send “on” and “off” to our bot.
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