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Real-time twitter map device

The project

The objective of the project is to create a small installation based on an interactive world map where you can view the tweets related to one or various subjects in real time, coded by colors and geographically located by continents.

Specifically, we are building a device that reads all the tweets related to “Raspberry Pi” and “Arduino” in real-time, get the location of those tweets and show them on the back-light  world map model with a color coding (red color for Raspberry Pi and blue color for Arduino).

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Primer Hebocon en Barcelona. El concurso de robots absurdos más destornillante del mundo


¿Qué és y cuando se celebrará la Hebocon?

Hebocon es una competición de robots inverosímiles, creados con material reciclado, chatarra y mucha cinta americana. El día 21 de 19 a 21h, David Cuartielles, uno de los fundadores del proyecto Arduino nos explicará cómo crear todo tipo de robots tronchantes. Trae tus diseños para tunearlos o crea uno nuevo con chatarra que tengas por casa y el día 22 de 17 a 20h celebraremos la competición. El ganador conseguirá un fantástico bote de mermelada casera!!

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The robotic cocktail machine. Part I: Testing the components

Hi everybody! Moises Morató and I are starting to build a robotic cocktail machine. We already know that there are a lot of amazing projects about cocktail machines on the net, but we decided to build our own cocktail machine design, only for fun.

Actually, our first goal is about building a very basic prototype to check all the components. We decided to do an iteration based project, improving the cocktail machine until we will be satifsfied with the results, and because of that, this is not a regular ‘how to’ post. We will write meanwhile we are doing it, and we encourage you to help us with your ideas and suggestions, and maybe, if you like it, you can build your own cocktail machine simultaneusly.

cocktail machine schematics (first iteration)
cocktail machine schematics (first iteration)

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Creating photo mosaics with Python

A photo mosaic is a picture that has been divided into tiled sections, each of which is replaced with another photograph that matches the target photo. When first viewed seems that it’s only one image, but a close examination reveals that the image is in fact made up of many hundreds or thousands of smaller images.

In general, those mosaics are created by computer applications, in this post you will learn how to create a photo mosaic generator using python.

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