Twitter-Powered Popcorn Machine

onetweetpopThis is pretty darn clever. Dave Britt and Justin Goeres came up with a way to make popcorn one Tweet at a time. The video below explains it.

It was their entry for the Fireworks Popcorn’s “Creative Pop 2010!” contest, which they won.

They used a custom LabVIEW program which polls Twitter for any mention of #popcorn. For each Tweet, a LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot is activated which does some kind of magic leading to the popcorn getting popped.

Very cool and excellent use of LEGO Mindstorms too!

Thanks to Product Design & Development for the tip!


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