Here’s a rather interesting hack involving an ARM microprocessor and RFID detection to tweet.
With a relativity small program this project is able to read RFID tags and communicate with Twitter to send messages under specific circumstances.
Twitweee clock is another cool Twitter clock that updates Twitter statuses and also, there’s even a Twitter-like bird that pops out when a tweet is displayed on its multi-touch screen, awesome!
The Twitwee Clock is a modified Cuckoo Clock that wirelessly connects to the internet and constantly checks for new status updates or search results from the Twitter API. New Tweets are displayed on the built-in display in near-realtime accompanied by the charming yet obtrusive call of a mechanical cuckoo poping out of the clock.
We have been starting to see a lot more gadgets that can display tweets in real time including this awesome TwitterWall that allows you to see the latest Twitter updates and we think this could work well for Twitter parties.
The Internet of Things is coming, and I’m convinced in the next 10 years the internet will be less about general-purpose computers like we use today and more about dozens of purpose-specific connected devices. In a future where applications will become physical objects, why not turn a web site into a piece of furniture like a Twitter Wall?
For the Christmas holidays, here’s a fun project that involves Twitter and a small Christmas tree. Twitters can change the color of the Christmas Tree by tweeting to @tweet_tree the color you want.
To choose the color of our tree, just send a color to @tweet_tree on Twitter.
@tweet_tree red, green, purple, green, p, g, r, b
@tweet_tree understands red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Send one color, or combination of colors to morph through. Separate multiple colors with a comma. Only the first letter of the color matters, r,o,y,g,b, & p, are acceptable color commands.
@tweet_tree red, *ff0000, green, *00ff00, blue, *0000ff
Here’s a really fun Twitter hack that shows you how to “tweet” your Palm Pre’s GPS location to your Twitter account. This could be a great way to track your Pre’s whereabouts as you can also optionally set your Twitter account to “protected” so only you see the GPS updates.
(Screenshot of @trackmypalmpre, which gets updated with location of my Palm Pre every hour.)
As promised on my last blog post on how to set up Google GPS tracking on your Palm Pre, I will now show you how to “tweet’ your GPS location to a Twitter account so you can track it on Twitter too.
This might be a great way to keep “track” of where your Palm Pre has been. You could probably even make a GoogleMaps using the Twitter RSS feed to show exactly where your Palm Pre has been traveling in the past.
For those of you twitter addicts out there who need to know what’s trending on Twitter, there’s a cool Twitter Hack that will update the latest trending topics on a small LCD screen. This isn’t that hard to implement it looks like, check it out here.
The #twatch connects directly to Twitter and scrolls the latest trending topics and related tweets on an LCD screen. It’s a stand-alone network appliance that stays updated without a PC. It was awesome to watch #iranelection, Michael Jackson, and other historic events scroll by while we developed the #twatch.
For those of you who are tired of watching your 20″ LCD screen for the latest tweets, there’s another way of reading your tweets via a Typewriter!
The folks at Oomlout.co.uk have figured out how to connect an arduino and ethernet module to monitor the search term “Oomlout” and automatically type out the latest tweet relating to that keyword.
It search’s for a term every 10 seconds (in our case ‘oomlout’ although ‘#haiku’ is good fun too). When a new tweet is posted it will proceed to whir to life and type it out (at the same time making us feel like we’re back in the 1970s).
This should be actually a pretty easy project as most typewriters support RS232 communication. You can also check out their Typewriter Twitter @Oomlout.
Make Controller is a 32-bit ATMEGA-based microcontroller you can build cool robots with, someone has created a Twitter library so you can make Twitter apps on the fly, check it out here.