Continuing on the line of arduino+rss hacks, here is some python code that parses Tweets. By changing the rss feed you can either follow one person’s tweets, or you can access your “follow” feed (i.e. everyone you follow on twitter.com) In order to do the second option you will have to supply your login credentials.
It is a simple script – select the number of tweets to display, your login and password (if you want to follow your “follows”) or a single userid to follow, enter in your serial port, and off it goes! Here is the arduino/twitter rss parser python code as a zip file.
On a related note – I would like to add a gui to this and I have no idea how. Does anyone have a suggestion as for how to create a gui that launches python scripts? I have been thinking applescript studio, but I’m not sure.
If you are wondering what is going on – this is in reference to my previous post where I set up an arduino based rss reader. That is a good place to start. Next you can check out the weather script, and you’re up to speed!