Dangerous Prototypes

Other projects => Past projects => #twatch network LCD backpack => Topic started by: drbobbob on October 01, 2010, 12:06:00 am

Title: Featues question
Post by: drbobbob on October 01, 2010, 12:06:00 am
I know that the #twatch can aggregate some stuff from twitter but what about watching a single or small set of users.  My friend would like to have a Woot Checker that grabs the current woot deals and shows them on a small screen.  I was thinking about designing and building this myself but if the #twatch can do this for me that would be easier.  I could probably write some code to do this but I have never worked with twitter before.
Title: Re: Featues question
Post by: ian on October 01, 2010, 07:53:12 am
hi drbobbob- The #twat doesn't currently do that, but it might be possible to write firmware to do it. An easier way would be to grab the data with a PC and send it to the #twatch TCP port, then the only programming is on a computer instead of a microcontroller. Here's the how-to on network backpack mode: http://dangerousprototypes.com/2009/09/ ... d-smartie/ (http://dangerousprototypes.com/2009/09/17/prototype-network-lcd-backpack-with-lcd-smartie/)