Given my anti-social tendencies (read not logging on to Facebook for 3 months at a stretch), I decided that I needed a new friend.
Marvin (the paranoid android) is built out of waste thermocol (that came with the packing of my monitor). It has a small red breadboard attached as it’s heart. The light on the heart glows green if there are more tweets with positive sentiment going around in the (All izz well) and glows red if there are more tweets with negative sentiments going around in the virtual world. (I took about a handful of words like “environment”, “plastic”, “global warming” etc. as the baseline hashtags to be analyzed for sentiments) More on the implementation of the Arduino controlling the LEDs can be found in the Project Cycles post here
My last Labor Day weekend project was drawing this, I am happy that the trend of doing something I love during the long weekend has continued.