Droplet: A twee Arduino notification system


Droplet from Andrew Rapp on Vimeo.

Need to know the weather? Need to check Woot? Want to read the news? Well, all you need is an Arduino board, an LCD read-out, four buttons, a breadboard, some experience in electronics, and a computer. Then you can build yourself a Droplet.

The device uses a buzzer, and LED, and a few circuits to add notifications to the Droplet system. The system then connects to your computer to pull down data from Google, Twitter, and other sources. Is it a little too complex for its own good? Definitely, but what else are you doing this weekend. It’s overkill but isn’t everything?