sexta-feira, 30 de abril de 2010

Order confirmation

Order Confirmation from Adafruit Industries

Thanks for shopping with us today!
The following are the details of your order.


Date Ordered: Friday 30 April, 2010

1 x Adafruit Wave Shield for Arduino Kit (v1.1) = $22.00
1 x Standard LCD 16x2 + extras (white on blue) = $12.00

Now comes the worst part: Waiting.

quinta-feira, 29 de abril de 2010

Arduitter goes wireless?

I was looking for some interesting Arduino projects on the internet and found a post that drew my attention.

Here it is:

Then i thougth: "What if Arduitter goes wireless?"

So, i went througth Sparkfun website to search for some components i could use and i found some interesting stuff.

XBee 1mW Chip Antenna

XBee Explorer Regulated

XBee Explorer USB

Maybe i can make both versions, a wire one and a wireless. Not a bad idea, huh? I'll think about it.

quarta-feira, 28 de abril de 2010

First attempt

Check out my first attempt to build the Twitter bird paper toy. I used an A4 common paper to build it, the result, taking into consideration the size, was not what i expected. That just proved to me that i'm going to need to make a few adjustments for it to fit nicely all the stuff that has got to go on the inside. And since i plan to build it using wood let's just say that this was my anxiety taking place.

Not so well, huh?

terça-feira, 27 de abril de 2010

About it

So, here we go. I created this blog to be a place where i can put all my steps on a project i am willing to do. It basically is an integration between Arduino and Twitter (Arduitter, got it?) using some Java code. The main ideia is to create a Twitter bird that sings every time a new Tweet is sent to Besides the singing part there is also going to be an character LCD that shows the most recent Tweet.

But, in order to continue with this project i will need to buy some stuff i still do not have. They are:

- A Wave Shield for Arduino

- An Standard Character LCD 16x2

That said, i decided to use a design of a bird i found over the internet. Its original design is a art modified by The result can be found here.

The ideia is to modify its original size so the hardware can fit perfectly on the inside. As you may be thinking now, i am not going to use paper to build it, so i am thinking on building it using wood.

What i have now:

- An Arduino Duemilanove

- Java code to find new tweets. By the way, i used JTwitter to help me on this task. There is still some improvements to be done on the code.

I think that's it. If you somehow got interested on the project feel free to contact me here, by Twitter or by email (arduitter at