I’m cleaning up all the open tabs for the holidays, so here are some nuggets I found that may or may not be interesting.
Hinkmond Wong of the Java Embedded Technology team did a fun Thanksgiving project, a Turkey that tweets as it cooks.
It’s time for the Internet of Things (ioT) Thanksgiving Special. This time we are going to work on a special Do-It-Yourself project to create an Internet of Things temperature probe to connect your Turkey Day turkey to the Internet by writing a Thanksgiving Day Java Embedded app for your Raspberry Pi which will send out tweets as it cooks in your oven.
MIT’s Dynamic Shape Display
On Telepresence Robots
For reasons I can’t explain, I love robots. So, of course, Ars’ an in-depth review of Suitable Technologies‘ Beam telepresence robot caught my attention. We toyed with a similar idea, using the HEXBUG Spider XL, but it required a lot of hacking and other parts, namely a smartphone. I think the guys were just humoring me.
And Finally, Helvetica: The Perfume
I love this, even at $62 for 2 ounces of distilled water, h/t Kottke.