A toilet that tweets! #BeagleBoneBlack @TXInstruments @BeagleBoardOrg
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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