Tweet " give @_macke_ candy " or " give @Sidpiraya candy " to give us candy and you can see it live at http://www.giveawaycandy.com/
- Candy machine - Carousel Jukebox Gumball Machine
- Servo - full rotation
- Servo controller - we using a USB servo controller
How dos it work?
The computer has a ruby script that listens to twitters streaming api on mentions of @_macke_ and @sidpiraya. When receiving a message we use a regular expression to see if it contains “give” and “candy”. On a successful match the ruby script open a connection to a telnet server written in python that send a command to the servo controller.
Then the ruby script sends a message to the web page to display the last tweet.
If you are interested in the history of the candy machine you can read about it at Sidpirayas blog
Have fun giving us candy =)