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 … Read more
Category Archives: #twatch
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 … Read more
#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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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.
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 … Read more
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.
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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), … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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, … Read more
philalex wrote a Perl library to control the #twatch. You can leave suggestions and comments in the forum.
lme shared a Perl script that feeds text files to the #twatch through the Matrix Orbital-compatible TCP/IP server. The project SVN has several example scripts for the #twatch, if you’ve got something interesting we’d like to host a copy. Thanks … Read more