a.k.a. the gratuitously complicated bidirectionally communicating Arduino-based scrolling Twitter display and notifier.
This project was mainly done as an excuse to learn how to use character LCD displays with my Arduino, and figure out how to make a bidirectional serial protocol. One major design goal was that the hardware would take user input and communicate back to the PC, not just run as a "dumb" display being driven entirely by the computer. This allows the Arduino to have a physical scrolling speed control which affects the script running on the PC.
- 16 x 2 character LCD displaying scrolling tweets from a chosen feed or search term
- Servo-operated flag raises when there are unread tweets (with no Arduino servo twitch!)
- Speed control dial adjusts scroll speed
- It's got Electrolytes