Tweeting Laser Tripwire with Webcam Capture

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Today’s DIY project is a self-tweeting laser tripwire with webcam capture. The device uses a normal laser pointer, an Arduino, a mirror and a light-dependent resistor. It looks pretty complex to me, but they describe it as suitable for beginning modders. When the laser is tripped, a nearby computer sends a tweet ...

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Ubiquitous Drum Pants

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Everyone loves to tap along to the beat on their legs so why not turn your jeans into an actual drum kit? We’ve seen the drumkit shirt before but this is more of a DIY project called the Ubiquitous Drum Pants created by Boris Smus. He used an Arduino, a pair ...

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A Twittering Typewriter (Twypper)

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Combining old and new into one neat hack, the folks at Tinkerlog took and old Commodore SQ 1000 electric typewriter and hooked it up via Arduino with an Ethernet Shield to the internet. The typewriter is set to print out any tweets that come in. It took some technical wizardry to get ...

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Tweetidor: The Twittering Humidor @Tweetidor

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The trend of hooking up inane household appliances to Twitter continues with the Tweetidor, a Twittering humidor. Humidors are used to keep your cigars fresh and tasty, and in this case connected to the internet. The humidor is hooked up with an arduino and a digital hygrometer and thermometer which sends out ...

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