raspberry pi It can be easily integrated with many APIs, making it a great notification platform. Dr. David Pride, maker and developer, saw a bright opportunity and said he “bye bye bird”. This project uses a teardrop notification system to keep him updated when a friend leaves his platform on social media.
Dr. Pride laser cut the board to resemble Twitter’s bird logo. Behind this bird is a Raspberry Pi listening for tweets with the #RIPTwitter hashtag. When it detects a tweet using this farewell hashtag, the system will trigger and the bird will drop water with a syringe and he will shed one tear.
@Raspberry_Pi All my friends have left and this makes me sad. So I made Bye Bye Bird. It’s connected to the Twitter API, so when someone uses the #RIPTwitter hashtag, he has one tear. pic.twitter.com/1JnQBpKIhqNovember 21, 2022
On Twitter (ironically), Dr. Pride shared a demo video of the project in action. In the video, he shows not only his Twitter logo in a hilarious sob, but also what the structure looks like inside. It doesn’t take a lot of hardware to reproduce, but it does require a fair amount of ingenuity to put the idea together in the first place.
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Dr Pride uses a Raspberry Pi 4, which could easily be swapped out for a Pi 3, Pi Zero or even a Raspberry Pi Pico W. When the Pi detects a given hashtag, it sends a command to a servo motor attached to a water syringe. The servo moves just enough to push a teardrop’s worth of water out of your eye.
Raspberry Pi can check tweets by connecting with Twitter API. This makes it a great tool for Dr. Pride’s Bye-Bye Bird project because it allows developers to experiment. This API is also useful for smaller boards. We also have a guide on how to use Pico W with Twitter via IFTTT.
If you want to learn more about this Raspberry Pi project, or create your own crying Twitter logo, check out the official post shared by Dr. David Pride. twitter.