Haroon Baig’s Twitwee Clock has been updated to keep up with the times, where it will deploy the cuckoo and show the tweet on a tiny LCD display whenever there is an incoming tweet – we assume this is made possible thanks to a combination of an Arduino and Chumby innards to get its game going.
The Twitwee Clock is a modified Cuckoo Clock that wirelessly connects to the internet and constantly checks for new status updates or search results from the Twitter API. New Tweets are displayed on the built-in display in near-realtime accompanied by the charming yet obtrusive call of a mechanical cuckoo poping out of the clock. The clock could monitor any twitter stream or search, so it could for example inform the user about new tweets in his personal timeline. In exhibition context however it is configured to react on self-referenced tweets. If “TwitweeClock” is mentioned in any tweet, the tweet is displayed on the built in screen and the cuckoo mechanism is triggered.
Want to get the cuckoo out of its nest? Just send any tweet with TwitweeClock in the message and you’re good to go.
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