Send a Tweet to @dangerousproto
and watch it print live on the USTREAM feed
. This project was inspired by the Make it Tweet Challenge
Thermal Tweeter is hacked together from a SparkFun thermal printer
and the web platform
internet development board. No computers are used to query twitter or run the printer, this is a 100% stand-alone Twitter appliance.
Keep reading to find out how it works. Read the original version of this article at Dangerous Prototypes
You tweet, the web platform contacts Twitter and grabs the newest tweets, the tweets are formatted and output to the printer.
Is this wasteful? You bet. And the thermal chemicals on the paper may cause cancer
- don't eat it! Thermal Tweeter is an homage to the waste generated by checkout receipts. Unlike a store checkout where you always get a receipt, you're in charge of the Twitter waste. Save the earth, don't Tweet. Or not.
Thermal Tweeter builds on our previous interactive internet projects like the @tweet_tree
and internet graffiti wall
Note: we noticed that Twitter sometimes excludes people from our feed. You can check here
[JSON text] to see if your tweet was included. If not, just send it again, we've got tons of paper!