December 08, 2008

BarCamp Liverpool: Getting Started With Arduino - How to Build a Twitter-monitoring Alertuino

This is the first of a couple of posts I'll no doubt be making about Barcamp Liverpool - this one being the easiest to get out into the world.

I did a session about getting started with Arduino physical computing boards on Saturday afternoon. I talked a little bit about what the Arduino boards are first, and then stepped through the ubicomp equivalent to "Hello World" and from that moved on to hacking a toy ray gun so that it would alert me whenever someone twittered about Barcamp Liverpool. I'll expand upon the twitter side of things more when I write-up Bubblino...

Here are the slides. When I was writing them I tried to make them make sense if you weren't at the talk, but if anything isn't clear then ask questions in the comments.


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Is the code for your Bubblino/Alertuino device open source? I am trying to make a similar twitter-connected device and could use the help.


Posted by: Jason at December 20, 2008 05:14 AM

Hi, I'm trying to find the Perl script/program to run that will pass the alert to the Alertuino, I'm integrating it into an interactive art installation and I know NOTHING about Perl, but would love your help.


Posted by: Martin at June 17, 2010 06:50 AM

The code for both the Alertuino (complete with perl script) and Bubblino (using an Ethernet shield) are available on my Google code page -

Posted by: Adrian at July 9, 2010 01:07 PM

Where do i upload the perl script?

Posted by: Jacob at October 19, 2010 07:40 PM
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