Posted by Sandro on February 11th, 2009

Phidgets meet Twitter

Phidget LCD Interface running Twidget

A while ago, i ordered myself some Phidgets since i was wanting to get some for quite some time and love the idea of beeing able to manipulate hardware through actionscript. I also couldn’t deny my love for everything that emits lights, so my choice of getting the Phidget LCD Interface was close at hand ;).

Well, i found some time and actually built a small Twitter Client that grabs your Friends Timeline (includes your tweets aswell) and it displays it on the Interface. Here a short video of it. Please disregard the quality since it’s been taken with the Iphone ;)



The Application comes as a Windows Desktop Application built around “Launcher” – a Desktop Application Framework that is not yet public but i will open up to the public soon.

Under the Hood it’s all  Flex 3 / Actionscript 3 using the native Phidget API Library and my open sourced Twitter API Library “Tweetr“.

If anyone is interested in the Source Code let me know and i will gladly put it online. It will in any case be available when i make “Launcher” publicly available since it made a nice use-case.

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  1. Mike Mc says:

    I’d love to see the code for this, I am working on a similar project and would love to see how you handle this.

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  2. John says:

    very cool. just started working on the same idea with arduino and sparkfuns serial lcd.

    http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9069

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  4. Paul says:

    I would like to see the source code of this project, since I really don’t know how to connect my phidgets to twitter, but I need to, for a project at my university…
    (Where) Can I get it?

    Regards..

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