Christmas gift ideas from the Think Physics team.
The phrase “Internet of Things” gets thrown around rather a lot at the moment. It’s the idea that – in the very near future – it’ll be standard practice for physical objects to be network-connected. Everything from toasters to fridges to medical devices to… er… Christmas trees.
Yes, at Think Physics we thought we’d join the trend (and also help with reforestation of the Internet) by hooking our festive office foliage up to a Twitter account, so anyone anywhere in the world could change the colour it glowed. Not so much an ‘Internet of Things’ as an ‘Internet of Trees.’ Yes? No? Mildly amusing? Just a little bit? Just us? Drat.
Here’s the story, anyway:
Step 1: Make a Tree
Step 2: Twitter Bot
Step 3: Pulling it all Together
Insert Pi in tree. Take to party: