A few days ago I got a little idea - I use Adium (adium.im) as my MSN client and if I have it minimised I can't see the status of my contacts. It is also a problem when I am sitting on a bed and watching a movie - I can't see if one of my contacts is online or is currently talking to me. So I decided to make a realy simple thing - AdiumDuino - it is actualy a simple box (ugly box
) with 9 LEDs (each of my 3 most commonly used contacts has 3LEDs - two LEDs show the current status, and one shows if I have any unread messages from this contact).
Here is a little picture of it:http://r00li.com/images/stories/adiumduino.jpg
And here is the source code and a little better explanation.http://r00li.com/index.php/adiumduino
I hope that someone will find this useful.