August 23, 2012

A smaller Arduino twitter client

 Belgian Arduino enthusiast and forum member JO3RI has written their own twitter-reading client for use with an Ethernet-enabled Arduino board. Their reason for doing so was to reduce the SRAM used by the client and also find speed increases compared to the original twitter-Arduino examples floating around. Note that this is for reading and not sending tweets. In the following video you can see their proof-of-concept demonstration:

Using an Arduino to monitor twitter always opens up various possibilities, and with this example you have another method of doing so. For more information, discussion and code visit the Arduino forum. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

When recreating your own twitter reader or building your own networked Arduino project, consider using our Freetronics EtherTen. Apart from being fully Arduino Uno-compatible, it has onboard Ethernet, microSD socket, full USB connection (no pesky FTDI cables needed) and supports optional Power-over-Ethernet:

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