Some helpful forums and websites for the Twitter Orb

Instructables guide on making a twitter mood orb:

Twitter Mood Orb
Wifi connected, Arduino controlled Twitter Mood Orb Though the final product looks fairy simple, the backend work looks quite challenging. Making the Arduino search twitter for keywords is difficult because it has to be able to interface with the twitter server. Hooking all of this up requires some backend coding knowledde in php, xml, and some other things.

Pull Up and Pull Down circuits




With the help of Marco and Shubs, we were able to make a working pull up circuit! By connecting an LED to pin 13 and creating a pull up circuit that fed to pin 2, we were able to successfully run the Arduino digital “button” example sketch.

Pull Up Circuit


Here is the Fritzing sketch that we made during class.Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 10.14.12 AM

Here is the Arduino digital button program:

// constants won't change. They're used here to
// set pin numbers:
const int buttonPin = 2; // the number of the pushbutton pin
const int ledPin = 13; // the number of the LED pin

// variables will change:
int buttonState = 0; // variable for reading the pushbutton status

void setup() {
// initialize the LED pin as an output:
pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
// initialize the pushbutton pin as an input:
pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT);

void loop(){
// read the state of the pushbutton value:
buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin);

// check if the pushbutton is pressed.
// if it is, the buttonState is HIGH:
if (buttonState == HIGH) {
// turn LED on:
digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);
else {
// turn LED off:
digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);