I'm new to Arduino, I have next to no experience, so this project might be a bit much, but what the hell hey!
I am wanting to do an installation for a graduate exhibition. My idea was to have a Jack in the Box powered by an electric motor which would run once a tweet was received (#tag or @).
So, just to break in down, someone standing at my stand at the exhibition is encouraged to send a tweet, this tweet would run a motor which would turn the Jack in the Box, then pop!
I currently have an UNO and a Motor Shield. I was planning on using my iPhone as the link between the tweet and the Arduino (Would that be good idea?)
I guess I am stuck at what would be the best way to do this project? In particular the tweet part. Would a bluetooth shield be best? Or is there a way to connect my iphone to the Arduino via usb? Another cheat way I was thinking was having a tweet push notification (iPhone vibrates) which would engage an Arduino sensor to run the motor? Another issue is the time between sending a tweet and the Arduino receiving it. (Can't really have someone standing there waiting for something to happen...)
Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated!!!