Ben Heck is back again with his latest zany creation that does not involve video games – controllers or consoles, but rather, will tug at your heart as Valentine’s Day approaches. The modding guru has come up with a digital candy “tweet heart” that sports an LED display. According to Ben, “As a self-proclaimed geeky bachelor, this episode was the perfect opportunity to tap into my romantic side and build a fun, waistline-friendly project designed to melt the hearts of women everywhere. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a sweet tweet on Valentine’s Day.” Drawing inspiration from traditional candy conversation hearts, Ben decided to add a digital twist by turning your regular empty, heart-shaped candy box into a display that boasts LED signals which are capable of streaming special messages for your potential sweetheart. The dot matrix LED is connected to an Arduino Uno microcontroller, where code from programmer Chris Kraft will work to deliver Twitter messages directly from a specific Internet-based Twitter feed onto the LED display of the heart. Sweet, no?
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