First off, hello everyone. I'm new to the forum here. Also, new to Arduino, so please go easy on me.
What I have: - 1 strand of 50 12MM Diffused LED's - Arduino Mega 2560
What I'm trying to do: I'd like to have these LED's light up when someone uses a particular #hashtag on Twitter.
How I think this should work: Basically, I'm thinking that i can pin these LED's on a board, with the Arduino attached to the back. I'm hoping to connect to a designated Mac laptop via WIFI where I'll have code "listening" on Twitter for the #hashtag. Once the code sees the #hashtag, the code sends a signal to turn on (or blink) the LED's over WIFI.
I'm really hoping you guys n gals can point me in the right direction to help get me started. I will say, I'm a complete newbie to all this, but I've been in the tech world for quite sometime. So It's just a matter of reading the right documentation, getting good advice, etc.
I appreciate ANY and ALL help!