Create an IoT party parrot sprite animation that alerts you about new tweets that folks send you with the hashtag #partyparrot.
You can fetch these tweets with the adafruit_matrixportal library and a MatrixPortal M4 plugged directly into your 32×32 RGB LED Matrix. This makes for a nice and compact IoT project for your desk so that you never miss a virtual party.
This guide gives you everything you need to know to get started with sprite animations and the Twitter API to start making IoT RGB LED matrix projects with the MatrixPortal M4.
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