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Using #Twatch as ICelsius wireless bbq thermometer monitor

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Daniel use the #twatch as a monitor for his ICelsius wireless thermometer: Finally I found a purpose for my twatch. I use it as a monitor for my iclesius wireless thermometer. So I wrote a quick and dirty python script which works as a relay between the icelsius and the twatch....

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#Twatch clock grabs time from network

Monday, May 28th, 2012

David turned the Twitter streaming #Twatch into clock that pull time from a SNTP network server. The coding is done, and it's available for download. David also included documentation in the download package, as well as on his blog. The zip file has complete source, firmware, and a PowerShell module...

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#Twatch turned into a SNTP clock

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

David modified his #Twatch firmware to display time collected from a custom GPS-NTP  server. He provided full documentation for his modifications, as well as the source code. While the #twatch is not the ideal display I envisioned, it was an excellent first try on my part. I had to make some...

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#twatch firmware v0f available for download

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

#twatch firmware v0f is now available for download. It updates the twatch to use new Twitter feeds and formats. The Twitter streaming #twatch stopped working because Twitter disabled the feed we used to grab the current trending topics. The new feed needs a Yahoo! Where On Earth region ID in...

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Control #twatch from Linux command line

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

llauren used Netcat to control his #twatch: I received my #twatch the other day. I found out that the most basic way to speak to the #twatch is using Netcat (nc). Netcat probably comes as standard with most Linux distros and if it doesn't, then install it. On a Debian-flavour platform (like...

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iTwatch: #twatch iPhone app

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

prasmussen created an iPhone app to control his #twatch: iTwatch lets you control your #twatch from a iPhone by sending matrix orbital commands over the network. Video below. Via the forum. (more…)

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#twatch Twitter trends watcher firmware update v0e

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The #twatch is a network LCD backpack that shows the latest popular topics on Twitter. It was the first project at Dangerous Prototypes, over a year and a half ago. Late last week Twitter removed the feeds the #twatch used to pull the latest trends and it stopped working. Thanks...

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Australian Robotics has Web Platform and #twatch v2

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Australian Robotics is the newest Web Platform and #twatch v2 with LCD distributor. If you're in Australia, check them out. Learn more about becoming a Dangerous Prototypes distributor.

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#twatch, USB Infrared Toy now CC-BY-SA

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

To mark the one-year anniversary of Dangerous Prototypes, and timed suspiciously close to the Open Hardware Summit, we're releasing the #twatch and USB Infrared Toy under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. These designs were formally restricted to non-commercial use, now they're available for any use, including commercial derivatives. ...

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Happy Birthday #twatch

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

It's been a year since our first project, the #twatch ethernet LCD backpack (part 1, part 2). The #twatch scrolls the current top 10 topics on Twitter. It also works with programs like LCD Smartie and LCDproc to display PC stats and playlist info. There's a bunch of great user-contributed...

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#twatch with LCD back in stock

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The #twatch is a Twitter scrolling, networked LCD screen. Not into Twitter? That's ok, that #twatch has a backdoor server that works with a bunch of user submitted scripts and plugins. After a long hiatus, the #twatch with an LCD attached is back in stock at Seeed Studio. There are...

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#twatch: Winamp plugin update

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Yves released an updated Winamp plugin that controls the #twatch ethernet LCD screen: Changes include : custom char to display current playing status, new look for the progress bar, improved error condition handling (still not bullet proof but getting there), and my part for the environment, the backlight is now...

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#twatch Winamp plugin

Friday, April 9th, 2010

yvesp123 has been hard at work on a WinAmp plugin that supports the #twatch ethernet LCD: For me, the main reason for getting a #twatch in the first place was to display the currently playing song info from WinAmp. Since I received it, I've been working on a native plug-in...

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#twatch Python script for weather, time

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

trobbinsmilne posted a Python #twatch script that shows the weather and time: Here are a couple of photos of my twatch. It's showing the time for 15 seconds, then 5 seconds of either today's date + weather, or 5 seconds of the weather forecast for the next few days. You...

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Winamp Status on Twatch

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Andrew wrote a Python script to display Winamp playlist info on an ethernet-connected #twatch LCD: It's pretty basic at the moment, but I thought people might like to see. I've got some speakers in my lounge room driven by my computer (long wires), this lets me know what's playing. It...

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Xymon server and network stats on the #twatch

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Xymon, previously "Hobbit",  monitors server and network up-time, provides real-time monitoring, availability reports, downtime alerts, etc. noxin submitted a Perl script that displays Xymon data and alerts on the #twatch networked LCD screen. You can browse all the #twatch scripts in the project SVN. The #twatch is currently in stock...

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#twatch PHP library

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cci_4FMPXuM Joost De Cock created a PHP control library for the #twatch. This video gives an overview of the features. Thanks Joost! Edit: Philippe Alexandre has an updated #twatch Perl control library as well. The #twatch Twitter scrolling, ethernet LCD backpack is currently in stock at Seeed Studio for $30,...

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#twatch frame

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Twitter user Tinyblob tweeted a photo of the #twatch in an acrylic frame. The #twatch Twitter scrolling, ethernet LCD backpack is currently in stock at Seeed Studio for $30, or $45 with an LCD attached, including worldwide shipping. The acrylic frame is $2.50.

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#twatch: PCBs available at Seeed

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Seeed Studio has v2 Twitter Watcher #twatch PCBs for $6, be sure to get the right ethernet jack ($1.90). These are the extra boards from our Fusion PCB service order (formerly propaganda PCB service). Assembled versions of our Twitter ticking, ethernet LCD backpack are also available for immediate shipment. A...

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#twatch Perl library

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

philalex wrote a Perl library to control the #twatch. You can leave suggestions and comments in the forum.

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