Twine Sensor

| November 28, 2011

Browsing the Internet today, I came across this interesting Kickstarter project called Twine. Twine is a device that allows you to receive notifications, text messages, or tweets based on a variety of sensor-based data.

In the words of its inventors:

“Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry’s done, or get an email when the basement floods while you’re on vacation. Even if you’re good with electronics and programming, these are involved projects. Instead of worrying about wiring or networking code, you can focus on your idea.”

I’m interested in the educational possibilities of this invention.  For instance, kids could set up a Twitter page to collect data about the class turtle.  Or gather research data automatically on a different project.

Via YewKnee.