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Ironic Mustache Twitter Interface

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This interface is really cool but you've probablly never heard of it. 

The IMRI seeks to create a twitter experience like no other, and tickle your mustache at the same time. Using space age technology, you too can know the moment someone is talking about staches on the twitterverse. Everytime someone tweets out #mustache, your mustache will vibrate, telling you exactly when someone is talking about mustaches. 

Perfect for those hipsters who have everything. 
 
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Step 1: Stuff you might need if you're cool enough

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A fake mustache, or a real one that you ripped off your face
vibrating pager motor
a retro arduino board
sweet programming skills
Old drinking straw
some solid core wire

Not necessary but you're a total poseur with out it:
Wayfarer sunglasses
Fixie bike
a case of PBR brah!


Step 2: Putting the 'stach together

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First you gotta make the 'stache vibrate. 

Solder some wires to your motor so you can attach it to the arduino easier. I used small solid-core, but this is a free country DO WHATEVER YOU WANT!

PROTIP: use your lighter to strip off the small wires. The plastic will just crumble off. Once your done you can use your lighter to light your american spirit cigarette. What? you're still smoking camels? how lame. 

Next i took a drinking straw and put it around the motor, i did this because the stache' hairs get caught in the motor otherwise. 

Lastly i took some hot glue and told that motor whos boss, but attaching it to the stache' Celebrate by throwing on some MGMT on that vintage ipod from 2006




Hustleer1 year ago
can someone help me? im getting this error when I run the python code

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Users/mcasanas/Desktop/Mous.py", line 6, in
class Moustache(object):
File "/Users/mcasanas/Desktop/Mous.py", line 11, in Moustache
self.ser = serial.Serial('/dev/tty.usbmodemfa131', 19200)
NameError: name 'self' is not defined
caarntedd2 years ago
Awesome! Moustache + technology = 5 stars!
hilarious, but have you thought of using the network shield to pull from the twitter directly, without the need for a computer & serial connection?
I had a arduino mod that would send a tweet whenever my home back door opened, so i could get the tweet when i was out - twitter alarm system, no computer required.
Do you still have the code for that project?
TheoTTFF2 years ago
Does it work wirelessly?
chicopluma3 years ago
change moustache for your name and your moustache will vibrate until you sneeze, so everytime someone twitts about you, you will sneeze
JBZG3 years ago
"... or a real one that you ripped off your face"

Only if you happen to be Chuck Norris!

What if you spell it MOUSTACHE...will it still work!?
JBZG JBZG3 years ago
...and yes that is me in my avatr pic...and it is a real moustache...grown in aid of male cancer research last year for Mo'vember...
neffk3 years ago
Where's the video? I want to see it in use.
Seconded. Also, I'm gonna go make someone's mustache vibrate now.

I can see this technology being horribly abused.... ^_^
Wasagi3 years ago
I love this, how can you go wrong with moustaches?
cfullerton3 years ago
Can't I use my real mustache still attached to my face???
broach3 years ago
Would you be willing to explore creating a 'sister' project to assist in the latest Canadian Cancer Society's cancer awareness campaign?

Here's the site and project description: http://julyna.com/
emperos3 years ago
You should make basically the opposite of this, where it twitters what you say. It'd have a mike embedded in it, and it's hooked up to something with voice recognition software, so once you said a keyword, it would twitter what you said until you said the end keyword. That would be legit.
martzsam3 years ago
This instructable was good up until the smoking reference. Go Quit.
crapflinger3 years ago
how meta do you have to be to ironically make fun of the ironic?

*grumbles under his breath about hipsters ruining awesome mustaches for everyone*
Hipsters ruin everything. EVERYTHING.
at the very least everything i tend to like. like irony, archaic facial hair styles, snark, pointless tattoos...
pdxnat3 years ago
Real world application of science! Love it!
Cabe3 years ago
Damned wannaby hipsters!

Loving the instructable, I only wish my own 'tash would tweet!