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This is a really cool robot head that can show emotions as it reads incoming twitter feeds. The web site has a lot of information about the build, including program downloads and the schematics of the interface board. I definitely want a Ganzbot in my studio.

This funny little robot has eyes, eyebrows and a mouth and will verbally read your latest Twitter status to you. It uses an Arduino Decima to control the head actions and receives the latest Twitter status information over USB from a host computer.

For those who don’t know, Twitter is a micro blogging tool where users announce what they’re doing with 140 characters or less. You can also send the robot something to say directly from the command line with a few Ganzbot moods to choose from.

Read more about Ganzbot: An Arduino Robot That Twitters

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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