Do you love coffee but can’t find the time to put a pot on? With the Tweet-a-pot you can send a tweet to your coffee pot and have it prepare you a coffee while you are still stuck in traffic. Brilliant! The Tweet-a-pot works by interfacing between a Computer, an Arduino board and a relay to ensure that you can control your coffee pot from anywhere in the world.
The project uses python to interface between Arduino and twitter. The best thing about this project is that the same principles used to create a Tweet-a-pot can be used to control any AC device over twitter, so the possibilities are endless! To get started with this fantastic project check out the instructable from frenzy. Check out the video below to see the Tweet-a-pot in action!
If you are looking for an Arduino to power your Tweet-a-pot why not check out the Freetronics “Eleven” Arduino Compatible Board.
The Eleven is just like an Arduino Uno (and 100% compatible), however the Freetronics team have made a number of improvements to the Arduino Uno design such as adding in a prototyping area, using a micro-USB connector and more. These improvements mean that the Eleven is as easy to use as possible and is of the highest quality! To find out more about the fantastic Freetronics Eleven check out the following link. The Eleven has just come back into stock, so order soon to avoid missing out!