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September 16, 2014 AT 11:00 am

A toilet that tweets! #BeagleBoneBlack @TXInstruments @BeagleBoardOrg

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Thomas Ruecker was laid off from his job and took on a side project that involved a BeagleBone Black, Twitter and his toilet. via Computerworld:

Take Thomas Ruecker’s project. With parts from an electric motor, a few household items, an open-source hardware board running Linux, and some coding, he built a connected toilet that Tweets with each flush.

The first reaction to the Twitter feed at @iotoilets may be a chuckle. But the idea behind this and what it illustrates is serious. It tracks water usage, offers a warning about the future of privacy in the era of the Internet of Things, and just might say something about the modern job hunt.

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