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I'm looking to produce a twitter lamp with the Arduino. Say the user of the lamp is me, the lamp will light up when I receive a tweet or a retweet. I want two different colours for the two tweets, any idea on how I could do that?

Also I want to use a force sensitive resistor to turn the light off when the user has notice that they have a tweet, kind off like resetting the lamp? Is there any good tutorials or code that anyone knows about ?

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can twitter send u emails (to an email address that u use only for such notifications) if a tweet arrived? or RSS feed?

then u could just interpret those emails that u get (via POP or SMTP) and send something via USB to the serial interface of the arduino...

the arduino would turn on/off the lights then...

could u just use a switch as an direct input to the arduino?
u could just use the internal pullup...
http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/DigitalWrite
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your best bet is probably somehow connecting it to your phone using processing for android (http://wiki.processing.org/w/Android), this way you can access the twitter api via arduino. also would need a bluetooth module to connect to the phone. and even using atTiny2313 (http://www.atmel.com/devices/attiny2313.aspx) if you need something small to fix in a tiny space in the lamp.
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There is a twitterAPI discussed several times on this forum to send tweets. I expect that API also contains "read status" calls.

Details - https://dev.twitter.com/docs -

Or do it like this - http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-LCD-Twitter-display/ -

Succes!
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