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Have You Used Python in Unexpected Ways?

Python is a versatile language with endless possibilities. Have you found unique and unconventional uses for Python beyond traditional software development? Share your experiences and inspire others with your creative applications of Python.

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Mike Stemle

Back when I was brewing beer still, I used Python with GPIO on a Raspberry Pi to read Bluetooth off of a bluetooth hydrometer with thermometer, and then manage temperature of fermenting beer with a heat wrap and a home-made water chiller in a mini fridge.

The code wasn’t very elegant, but it got the job done.

If you ask me the same question regarding Perl, C, or coldfusion, I will have good stories there as well.

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Juan Luis Cano Rodríguez

We ran Python 3.4 on board of satellites 🛰️ lots of old-style asyncio code (no async/await yet!) and lots of fun 😃

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Retiago Drago

Almost used Python to automatically backup the OneTab import-export extension page since I once installed the malawre version and lost all the important tabs there because Microsoft Edge blocked it recently

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dejanualex • Edited

When in need spawning simple ad-hoc webserver:
nohup python3 -m http.server 80 > /dev/null 2>&1 &

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I used python to automate my website

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Scofield Idehen

Wow, how do you do that.

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I used python to automate a youtube channel! I wrote a blog post here if you want to know more about it :)

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Often times, in docker containers, I unzip files, thanks to the zipfile python module.😝

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I used python to check vaccination slots during covid.