- Connect it to a computer running a python script or similar.
- Connect it to a hacked router (nice - you know who you are).
- Using a third party proxy server e.g. ThingTweet, NeoCat's Arduino library, Arduino Tweet Library.
- It doesn't require an external computer/router.
- It doesn't have the security risks of method three. Passing security credentials over an unsecure transport is risky. If you are using a proxy server to generate your Tweets make sure you understand the risks.
The intention of this instructable is to give others a basic standalone framework for generating Tweets from a microcontroller.The application itself is pretty simple; press the button and it generates a semi random Tweet.
Step 1: Parts
Only a few parts are required for this project
- STM32 Discovery Board or similar
- WIZnet W5100 Network Module breakout - http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9473
- Nokia 5110 Graphic LCD breakout - http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10168
- Breadboard Power Supply 5V/3.3V - http://www.sparkfun.com/products/114
- Staples® Easy ButtonTM - http://www.staples.com/Staples-Easy-Button/product_606396?cmArea=class_box1