Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

Feeding the dog over twitter

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Many times you would have wished that you could take care of your dog remotely instead of letting a careless friend handle him. The answer to the problem is this ingenious twitter based feeding device by Nat Morris.

Theres a Nanode microcontroller (an Arduino clone with ENC28J60 ethernet), LCD screen from an old Dell laser printer, the stepper motor mechanism is out of a HP Deskjet 500 from the 90’s. The stepper is controlled via a ULN2003 and a 555 timer is used for the buzzer. Theres a pair of IP cameras (ones broke at the moment) and a server process which polls twitter and co-ordinates it all.

So how many more applications can you think of using the same concept? :)

[Via: webpronews]

Social Fuel For Your Car: Travel With A Little Help From Your Friends

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Impressing automotive hacking lets this FIAT car moving by the number of “like” from the Guarana Antarctica Facebook Fan Page. The advertising idea is simple: let the social audience support this Sau Paulo to Salvador trip to reach the Carnivalby commenting / “liking” the page. The onboard Arduino ADK (connected to a tablet and the internet) allows the car going on by a certain amount of meters (apparently one “like” is 10 meters, while each comment lets the car go ahead for 20 meters).

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Arduino Confidential @ Open Hardware Summit

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Yesterday we had a wonderful day at New York Hall of Science, for the Open Source Hardware Summit, in its second edition. We had the chance to see amazing presentations from makers all over the worlds [see schedule & list of participants]  We had a good time in taking with Alicia Gibb, one of the organizers who explained us this year’s numbers and some ideas for the future.

[SlideShare presentation after the break]

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Giant Arduino “Like” Button Gets Your Social Experience Physical

Friday, September 9th, 2011

[Quasimondo] made an interesting exhibition project that can easily become a museum furniture.

this Arduino-based Facebook “Like” button by Mario Klingemann will be on display at the Ultra Social exhibition, a part of the UAMO Festival in Munich.

via [Make]

Giant Arduino "Like" Button Gets Your Social Experience Physical

Friday, September 9th, 2011

[Quasimondo] made an interesting exhibition project that can easily become a museum furniture.

this Arduino-based Facebook “Like” button by Mario Klingemann will be on display at the Ultra Social exhibition, a part of the UAMO Festival in Munich.

via [Make]

Yahoo Farm From RoboFun Guys (at Yahoo Open Hack 2011)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

[Viorel] wrote me about an interesting project he and his friends from Robofun developed during the 2011 Yahoo Open Hack in Bucharest, and won the Hacker’s Choice Award. The diorama becomes a physical representation of tour friends’ behaviours.

If you’re a both nature lover and a geek, you would certainly love the Yahoo Farm. The Yahoo Farm is a 60 cm wide diorama, sitting in your bedroom and bringing you online data from the Yahoo ecosystem.

For example, the wind mill rotation below is directly controlled by the wind speed outside (being connected to the Yahoo Weather API), the hand-painted backgrounds are switched according to the weather state, a new sheep is coming out of the barn each time one of your friends gets online on Yahoo Messenger, and each new email lights up a fruit in the Email Tree.

Give a look at the presentation used for the 90 seconds pitch during the event.

via [Technorama.ro]

The Rhythm of City

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

This is an art project born as the collaboration between Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet. During the last couple of years they have been collaborating in the creation of several interactive installations, some of them containing Arduino boards. The Rythm of City is about to be presented in the following weeks at the Czec Festival Enter5 and has pretty good online documentation, so I think it is interesting to show it here.

 

2011 Rythms by Canet and Guljajeva

(c) 2011 Rythms by Canet and Guljajeva


The Rhythm of City(2011) is a mixed reality real-time artwork that applies geo-located social data for an artistic purpose. It is an art installation that explains in original way digital geo-located social content and characterizes cities [...] Moreover, we would like to give an alternative meaning and purpose to the location-specific invisible online data. In short, the artwork makes invisible information visible and even audible.

[...] Important thing is that we do not rely on single social network but multiple. At the moment we are applying Twitter, Youtube, and Flickr. We plan extend our selection.

The installation controls 10 metronomes via servomotors using one Arduino Mega2560, The data to decide whether the metronome should be active and how active it should be is taken from geo-tagged posts to social networks. The following video hints how it works with 5 linked cities represented by 5 metronomes:

For more information visit Varvara Guljajeva or Mar Canet‘s personal websites, this blog explaining the process, the technical diagram, or the festival page with information where to see the piece in action this April.

The Merry Twitter Tree

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Arduino Forum User [Donster] posted a project about a Christmas Tree whose lights are lit by the word “Merry Christmas” on twitter:

The basic idea is having the lights on the Christmas Tree turning on everytime someone tweets “Merry Christmas”.

It’s still pretty much a prototype but you get the idea. Sometimes the live stream gets out of synch with the tweet overlays, but generally it stays on track.

The actual setup is really all based off a lot of relays running 12V 1W LED’s. I started out with 10W halogens and after a few burnt tree branches I decided to try and find an LED which gave off as little heat as possible! It also meant a 20Amp powerpack could run all 30 lights.

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Arduino Is Getting SocialArduino Is Getting SocialArduino Is Getting Social

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

 

Facebook Fan Page

And we didn’t need a Fb poll to tell that! Click on the image to vote (well…if you happen to have a Fb account)

 

 

 

Facebook Fan Page

And we didn’t need a Fb poll to tell that! Click on the image to vote (well…if you happen to have a Fb account)

 

Facebook Fan Page

And we didn’t need a Fb poll to tell that! Click on the image to vote (well…if you happen to have a Fb account)

 

Arduino Is Getting SocialArduino Is Getting SocialArduino Is Getting Social

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

 

Facebook Fan Page

And we didn’t need a Fb poll to tell that! Click on the image to vote (well…if you happen to have a Fb account)

 

 

 

Facebook Fan Page

And we didn’t need a Fb poll to tell that! Click on the image to vote (well…if you happen to have a Fb account)

 

Facebook Fan Page

And we didn’t need a Fb poll to tell that! Click on the image to vote (well…if you happen to have a Fb account)