Featured on the Granada North-West news and in the Daily Mail in January 2013 was our resolution-keeping “Twittering Chicken”! Created using PiFace Digital, the Chicken would tweet the world whenever the owner was tempted to sneakily break their “no biscuits” new year's resolution.
Steve, the now famous animatronic chicken is used in our workshops, to engage participants as they program him to read out tweets from twitter.
We connected a reed switch to the PiFace Digital and stuck a magnet on the biscuit cupboard door and created a circuit. When the door was opened, the circuit was broken and PiFace Digital caused the Raspberry Pi to both send a tweet and issue a verbal warning.