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At last, a use for Twitter

Beyond declaring what you had for breakfast or, in my case, transmitting triple-distilled phials of the ambrosia of wisdom. (/sarcasm)

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, let me introduce the tweeting cat flap:

"Each cat has a small RFID tag on the collar. When a cat is in the close proximity of the door, a small RFID reader reads the tag and if the cat is authorized, a servo will unlock the cat door. The RFID reader and the servo controller are connected to an old laptop. The software on the laptop is written in Delphi and for each "cat door event" is sending a Twitter message and a picture to twitter.com"

And here it is:



The two mogs have some 1,182 followers here. As a geek-wannabe - I can do some basic things with hardware but never got further than 10 - Print 'I am cool', 20 - Goto 10 with programing - I am deeply impressed by this marvelous display of technology for technology's sake.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 11:02 am

Pure unadulterated geekery. I love it.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 11:08 am

Great, isn't it?

My favourite piece of geekery of all time is the SGI fridge though.  



Blogger JuliaM said... 5:17 pm

"My favourite piece of geekery of all time is the SGI fridge though."

And then, there's this....  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:20 pm

Good grief. A Turner prize beckons.  



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