For a first-time project this is pretty impressive - Arduino forum member Apolikamixitos has published details of his open-source Facebook status notifier. It will alert you to new messages, notifications or friend requests using Facebook PHP code and Tinkerproxy. Although it uses LEDs for notification, you could easily create motorised devices, sound effects or other devices to get your attention. In the following video you can see a full run-down of operation:
And you don't need an Ethernet shield as it all works through USB.
Before to start, i'm actually a software developer, i've just got an Arduino a week ago, so i decided to make a week-end project just to get to know more about it.
So, yeah ... i'm still a newbie :D
If you got any remarks or suggestions, please let me know.
Arduino Facebook Notifier (v.0.1.1)
The Arduino Facebook Notifier is a tool that make you intercat with Arduino and Facebook.
This repository contains the open source PHP that allows you to access Facebook from a PHP app and connect with your Arduino. Except as otherwise noted, the Arduino Facebook Notifier PHP is licensed under the Apache Licence, Version 2.0 (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html).
Arduino Facebook Notifier allows you to get the basic information from your Facebook account.
In this first version, you can use your Arduino board to get notified of any new friend request, message or notification.
Demonstration video :