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    Libraries Installation

    Open terminal of Raspbain and install libraries (BCM2835, wiringPi, Python) as below

    #Installing wiringPi libraries, sudo apt-get install wiringpi
    #For Pi 4, you need to update it
    cd /tmp
    wget https://project-downloads.drogon.net/wiringpi-latest.deb
    sudo dpkg -i wiringpi-latest.deb
    gpio -v
    #Installing python libraries
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install python-pip
    sudo apt-get install python-pil
    sudo apt-get install python-numpy
    sudo pip install RPi.GPIO
    sudo pip install spidev
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install python3-pip
    sudo apt-get install python3-pil
    sudo apt-get install python3-numpy
    sudo pip3 install RPi.GPIO
    sudo pip3 install spidev

    Get the script from the github repo

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    Run the script as a service on boot

    To run the script on startup, run the following command

    sudo vim /lib/systemd/system/btc_stats.service

    Add this to the file:

    Description=BTC Stats
    ExecStart=/usr/bin/python3 /home/pi/path-to-script/stats.py

    Make sure you change the path to the actual path to your script and also make sure that the python 3 file is pointing to the correct location of python3

    Now the unit file has been defined we can tell systemd to start it during the boot sequence :

    sudo systemctl daemon-reload
    sudo systemctl enable btc_stats.service

    Reboot the Pi and your custom service should run:

    sudo reboot