Twitter Hack – Display messages from twitter on the small screen!

Twitter Hack - Display messages from twitter on the small screen!

Here’s a cool Twitter hack that let’s you display messages on a small screen. Kinda pointless when you can use a cellphone but still, you could probably apply this idea for something else.

This prototype uses an embedded system and colour LCD screen to display messages from twitter.com. It was a fun way to learn Ruby programming, as well programming against this little LCD.

Twitter is a place to post brief updates on what’s going on in your world. At a conference I recently attended, a LCD TV was used to “broadcast” updates from the organizers and attendees. This got me thinking…what about twitter for a (much) smaller screen?

And what’s the point of all this? I’m not 100% sure. Who reads them? Why would people post their mundane daily doings, and why display them….there’s no logical answer but for some reason it’s addictive!

via instructables

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