Zelda Heart Reacts to Twitter using #AdafruitIO #IFTTT

Zelda fans – it’s time to put down your Ocarina and pick up a soldering iron! [Jeremy S. Cook] built a glowing 8-bit Zelda heart to light up differently depending on what people are tweeting him. The heart-shaped enclosure was built using a CNC mill to cut two layers of MDF which are held together using super strong (neodymium) magnets.

As for the software-side, he used IFTTT to respond to Twitter interactions and sends this data to an Adafruit IO feed. The ESP8266 is programmed using the Arduino IDE to receive Adafruit IO feed data, and activate the red LED-strip. His code is public on GitHub.

If you would like to control the heart, you’re in luck! The heart is currently located in his office and you can send commands to it over twitter:

“on zelda @jeremyscook” = both sides of the heart on – full health!

“half zelda @jeremyscook” = one side of the heart on – hit once.

“off zelda @jeremyscook” = both sides of the heart turn off – start over at the beginning 🙁

What would you do with an internet-connected Zelda Heart? Let us know in the comments.


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