Feeling bored? Control some clever chaps Christmas tree via Twitter.

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by Mike
Posted December 22nd, 2009 at 3:05 pm

While the tweeting Kegerator is a clever, geeky way to interact with a chilled brew, other even more interactive possibilities exist for Twitter. Moving away from actual consumption, how about controlling something via Twitter? I bring you the “Tweet Tree”.

This clever combination of old and new employs Twitter as the means to let ordinary citizens such as you and I to control a Christmas tree’s lights from anywhere in the world. Built upon a relatively cheap $35 web platform, making your own version of the Tweet Tree or any socially interactive object won’t bankrupt you. Interacting with the Tweet Tree goes as follows:

To choose the color of our tree, just send a color to @tweet_tree on Twitter.

@tweet_tree red, green, purple, green, p, g, r, b

@tweet_tree understands red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Send one color, or combination of colors to morph through. Separate multiple colors with a comma. Only the first letter of the color matters, r,o,y,g,b, & p, are acceptable color commands.

@tweet_tree red, *ff0000, green, *00ff00, blue, *0000ff

It’s simple and again, pretty cool. For some actual *live* action, head on over to the official Tweet Tree uStream channel.

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