Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

You Won't See Christmas Displays Doing Stuff Like This!

Geeks and holidays make interesting bedfellows.

"This year my Halloween project is the Automatic Halloween Candy Dispenser® triggered by TextforTreat®, CallforTreat® (powered by Twilio)and @TweetforTreat® technologies. Of course it can also be triggered from a Big Red push button, but where is the fun in that? When trick-or-treaters show up at my house they can text, call, or tweet a code displayed on an LCD screen to get their Halloween candy. They can also push the Big Red button. Once the candy request is made a few “special” effects are triggered by X10 modules. A low laying fog machine is activated and lights turn on while the candy shoots down from my front deck on the second floor."
Tags: computers, foss, open source, science in action, technology is a beautiful thing
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