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Twitter Radio

Check out what this clever guy did for his final project, a radio that speaks tweets. Can you think of any better way to spend your time? This developer used Raspberry Pi and a bowl from Crate & Barrel to build out the Magpi Radio. Volume and power are controlled by the knob on the left. Channels can be selected by turning the knob on the right. As you click through channels, the beak changes color so you have a “glanceable” indication of it’s state. Pressing the knob on the right will favorite the last tweet, indicated by a red pulsing beak. There are two kinds of channels; lists and streams. Lists use the REST API to read tweets from lists that have been created on the @magpiradio account. For example, “News,” “Humor,” and “Weird.”

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