First things first, head over to the front page of the Adafruit Learning System at learn.adafruit.com
Scroll to the bottom to find the total guide count.
This is the information that we will extract using Dashblock, make an API for and eventually display on the PyPortal.
Next let's download the Dashblock application.
Head over to Dashblock.com and download the software either for Windows or Mac (sorry, there appears to be no Linux version yet).
Once you have the software downloaded, open it up and make an account.
Lastly to confirm this API is functioning properly, click the button in the top right that says "show code sample".
You will see a line of text that starts with "curl" and then a link.
The link after the curl is what we want so copy the entire link and paste it in a browser of your choice.
- After some loading, you should see that same JSON data but in your browser, yay!
Now that we have the API set up, it's time to prepare and code the PyPortal to display it.