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LikeLight Blinks When Someone Likes A Facebook Page




LikelightMatt Reed of Red Pepper built a thumb-shaped light out of Lego bricks and LEDs, and made it interact with the Facebook Graph API to blink every time someone likes a Page.

So, what if I built a Facebook Like button out of Legos? What if I made it light up every time someone liked redpepper’s Facebook page? Is that even possible? Yes.

Enter Arduino. You’ve probably never heard of these things but do not worry. They’re little microcontrollers. Little tiny motherboards if you will. They’re taking the open source hardware community by storm and are the perfect platform for Physical computing. That is, they allow you to programming commands on a computer that result in real-world interactions.

Check out the LikeLight in action in this video:

You can also download the Arduino script for free here.

Now who wants one of these LikeLights? *Raises finger*

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LikeLight Blinks When Someone Likes A Facebook Page Posted by on March 15, 2011 at 10:17 PM. Use this trackback if you're linking this story.

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