Tweetosapien: Hack a Robosapien With Arduino to React to Tweets

Arduino Technology
Tweetosapien: Hack a Robosapien With Arduino to React to Tweets


A really fun project sent into us by Thomas Meghe. He’s translated it all from his native French, which is a technical achievement itself. If you’d like to see the original, you can find it here.

Bored of your favorite Twitter client ? No problem, here’s the solution ! In this post we are going to explain how to control the awesome WowWee Robosapien with a wirelessly connected Arduino to trigger some actions on the robot through a specific Twitter hashtag.


  • Hack the Robosapien with Arduino
  • Deploy an app on Heroku allowing it to be available 24/24
  • Use the Twitter streaming API to watch new tweets posted on the #tweetosapien hashtag
  • Use websockets with Pusher to send events to Arduino
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See the project here on MAKE.

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Ken is the Grand Nagus of He's a husband and father from the SF Bay Area, and has written three books filled with projects for geeky parents and kids to share.

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