Christmas Twee

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

What a clever way to use the tweet.

Merry Christmas

Heliotrope!

arduino explodes, setting tree on fire :D

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 :)

That's an awesome project!

Thanks :D It was a lot of fun!

Darn... my plan was foiled.

How about--- ULTRAMARINE! !!!!!

It just sounds epic.