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mpinney

Dec 21, 2010, 12:13 pm Last Edit: Dec 21, 2010, 12:13 pm by mpinney Reason: 1




http://www.christmastwee.co.uk

So I've made a festive little project using arduino and processing. It's called Christmas Twee and it basically allows you to tweet our christmas tree a colour and it will do its best to interpret it as an RGB colour!

Essentially what happens is I download the latest 20 @mention tweets of the @xmastwee account and iterates through searching each one for a colour in an array. When it finds one sends 3 rgb values from the same array entry down serial port where arduino picks them up and passes them onto a dmx decoder controlling 2 rolls of 10m RGB LED strips :)

Pictures and more in depth info to follow, but take a look and let me know what you think :D

Merry Christmas!
GPR

marklar

What a clever way to use the tweet.

Merry Christmas

amacmullen14

#2
Dec 22, 2010, 04:45 am Last Edit: Dec 22, 2010, 04:45 am by amacmullen14 Reason: 1
Heliotrope!

*arduino explodes, setting tree on fire*
:D

mpinney

it has heliotrope! you just need to do it with lower case! To have both upper and lower case it would double the size of the array so I just went with lower case since most people dont care much for grammar on twitter... 140 characters n all :)

cowjam

That's an awesome project!

mpinney

Thanks :D It was a lot of fun!

amacmullen14

#6
Dec 22, 2010, 03:31 pm Last Edit: Dec 22, 2010, 03:32 pm by amacmullen14 Reason: 1
Darn... my plan was foiled.

How about---
[size=22]ULTRAMARINE![/size][/color]
!!!!!


It just sounds epic.

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