August 14, 2012

Duelling twitter lights

 Technologist Andrew Fisher has created a way of displaying complex data in a very simple form. The project consists of two RGB-capable lights that will change colour based on some information, and in this case trending topics on twitter which are predetermined in the code. In the following video Andrew explains the whole project:

These lights would be a great tool for someone who constantly monitors twitter but still needs to get on with normal work. For more information including the code and notes, visit Andrew's page here. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

When recreating Andrew's project 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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