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Arduino Class - Web Logging to Nimbus and Twitter

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Come join us at Education Center in Plano TX to learn about the Arduino. In this class we will be covering the following:

Web logging to Nimbits, Part 1 ( (9:00) In this lecture you will learn how to use a cloud logging service, Nimbits, to record your Arduino's sensor data. Nimbits is one of several such services, but I prefer it to others because it is fully open-source software, which means that you can even setup your own logging server with Nimbits.

Web logging to Nimbits, Part 2 ( (18:35) In part 2, I will walk through the logging sketch and post photo-resistor values to Nimbits.


Nimbits has released a new version of their API which has rendered part of this lecture out of date.

I have updated the sketch on Github so that it works with the latest changes in Nimbits. Please read the notes in the root of the folder on Github, there's a couple of things worth knowing about the changes. The code is still fairly simple. (The link to the sketch on Github is below)

Social logging to Twitter ( (16:25) In this presentation I you will learn how to post your Arduino sensor data to Twitter using the arduinoTweet proxy server and library. You can setup your own instance of this proxy on your own server (you can use a free virtual server on Google's App Engine cloud service) so that you can control privacy and access, or use public instances like or my own

In this presentation, you will learn how to set up your tweeting Arduino using as the proxy. In the first demo, you will learn about getting the first tweet out there, and in the second, to post sensor data.

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