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There is a Hamster on Twitter Now… Thanks to ThingSpeak, Arduino, and ESP8266 Wi-Fi 3

Posted by Hans Scharler,

What does an adorable hamster need? Internet of Things, but of course. Using ThingSpeak, ESP8266 Wi-Fi, and Arduino, Ángel from San Sebastián built a monitoring system for his hamster which is dubbed “RunnerHam“.

RunnerHam Tweets his distance and time when he takes a run on his wheel, “I’m done! 57.62m at… read more >>

Let Your Plants Tweet Using Spark and ThingSpeak

Posted by Hans Scharler,

Head over to Instructables to learn how to make your plants Tweet using Spark Wi-Fi and ThingSpeak. Gregory Fenton created a project that monitors his plant’s soil moisture and then notifies him via Twitter when it is time to water it.

Greg built the project out of necessity to help his plants suffering… read more >>

Sending Tweets Automatically Every Morning With TimeControl

Posted by Hans Scharler,

TimeControl can be used to send Tweets automatically at predetermined times.  In this tutorial, we’ll be sending a Tweet every weekday with the current time and the current CheerLights color.
The first step is to link a Twitter account to ThingSpeak.
Next, we’ll create a new TimeControl with the following values:

Name: “CheerLights…

Cigar Humidor Updates Twitter – Powered by ThingSpeak and Arduino 2

Posted by Hans Scharler,

[CAVA] created a cigar humidor with a social life. A humidor stores cigars in a humidity controlled environment to maintain freshness, but this special humidor sends the humidity sensor value to ThingSpeak and alerts Twitter when you need to add water. The project uses a humidity sensor and an Arduino Ethernet to… read more >>

Send Tweets using Arduino Ethernet [Updated Tutorial] 2

Posted by Hans Scharler,

We have updated our ThingTweet Tutorial to cover the Arduino Ethernet and the new Arduino IDE (v1 and above). ThingTweet is a ThingSpeak App that allows you to send Twitter status updates via your Arduino microcontroller with an Ethernet shield or with Ethernet integrated onto one board. Our Arduino examples… read more >>

Real-time Gas Sensor System with Microsoft Gadgeteer and ThingSpeak 2

Posted by Hans Scharler,

TinyCLR master user [Duke Nukem] created a project using the Microsoft Gadgeteer and ThingSpeak Internet of Things web services. The Gadgeteer allows modular hardware development with plug-and-play sensors and controls. Mr. Nukem built a real-time gas sensor monitoring system that uploads its data to a ThingSpeak Channel. Once the data is… read more >>

Interfacing with Cloud Services using Flyport + ThingSpeak

Posted by Hans Scharler,

The team behind openPICUS has created an Application Note to help you jump-start your “Internet of Things” project by adding wireless technology with the Flyport and cloud services with ThingSpeak. Both of these projects are open source, changeable, and ready for all kinds of applications. This combination allows you build “new” things that tap… read more >>

Seamless Twitter Integration [API Update]

Posted by Hans Scharler,

We recently updated the ThingSpeak Channel API to allow you to update a channel feed and send Tweets all in one request. All you have to do is send your Twitter username that’s linked to ThingTweet and what you want to Tweet with a standard update to your ThingSpeak Channel…. read more >>