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The Twittering office chair "tweets" (posts a Twitter update) upon the detection of natural gas such as that produced by human flatulence. This is par...
According to my coworker, Twitter is supposed to happen in that space between Flickr posts and Facebook updates, in the space when life actually happe...
You will need: - Office chair- Squidbee TX/RX pair- 1/8" piece of acrylic- 50K trimpot- Natural gas sensor- Solid hookup wire- Soldering setup- Laser ...
Make a sensor mount by downloading the attached Corel file and laser cutting your 1/8 piece of acrylic using your awesome Epilog laser cutter. Did I m...
Attach the sensor to the mounting bracket by follow the wiring in the schematic pictured. If you don't have a trimpot, you can insert a resistor value...
Open your Squidbee (assuming you didn't make one yourself) and detach all of the useless sensors. Plug in your natural gas detecting sensor such that ...
Now is the time to program your Squidbee with the code to read the analog sensor.First things first, unplug the Xbee shield from the Arduino (the part...
When you are ready to start taking sensor readings, plug your 9V battery into the Squidbee transmitter and connect the receiver to the computer.You ca...
Before you can go any farther, you need Python.If you are using a Mac with a recent version of OS X, you should have Python already.Open the Terminal,...
There are a number of hoops you have to jump through before you can run the Python code in the next step. The first thing you need is the setuptools s...
This project was a great excuse for me to start to learn Python. As a novice, this code is not perfect, but it gets the job done. If you any have sugg...
Mark on the seat of the chair the space between your bottom and the bottom of the backer. This is the space in which you want to install the sensor. R...
The fabric on your chair is probably held on with staple.Remove the staples from the back side of the seat such that you can pull up a little of the f...
Rip up the foam so that there is a pocket in which the sensor can be inserted into the chair. I found using a razor blade to get the hole started, mad...
Insert the sensor into the hole you just made in the cushion of the chair's seat. If possible, angle the sensor slightly towards where your rear will ...
Put the chair back together. This means reupholstering it with a staple gun and refastening any nuts and bolts.
Somehow, fasten the transmitter box to the bottom of the chair's seat in a manner that you can still open and close the case.I chose to attach mine us...
Plug the battery into the transmitter attached to the chair and close the case. Plug the receiver into the computer.
Run the code by opening the terminal, navigating to the directory the file is located in and typing in python TwitterChair.pyIf you didn't download th...
Tweet when you toot. Happily let people know that you are engaging in life as it happens.
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Posted:Apr 13, 2009
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