This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Tweet-Speaking Radio Brings the Latest News and Random Rants

by Lambert Varias

Twitter is probably the most up-to-date source of both the most useless as well as the important issues of the day; it’s like a thousand free radio stations where some broadcast nothing but ads while the rest have schizophrenic DJs and reporters. So… it’s not like a radio station at all. But I still find this tweet-speaking radio to be an awesome mod.

volume and noise twitter radio by sean hathaway

The not-radio was made by Sean Hathaway, who calls his device “Volume and Noise.” It has a wooden case from an antique radio but its innards and display have been upgraded with equipment like a newer amplifier, an Arduino microcontroller and a meter that shows the number of tweets per minute.

It filters tweets based on user-defined search terms and then converts them to speech using synthetic voices. In the video below Volume and Noise is tuned in to political search terms. I like the addition of static and tuning sound effects.

I wonder if it would be possible to order it to make a voice command that tells the radio to save or mail a link to the tweet it just read. That way it would be even more useful.

[via MAKE]

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
PackRobot Kong: Skull Island (Trailer) Superbook for Android Deal: Orso MochiBag 95octane logo
Review: 2016 Lincoln MKX 2.7 AWD DeLorean Hot Tub Time Machine: Relax to the Future Morgan EV3 Selfridges Edition 2017 Nissan Juke May Lose Some of the Quirk mightymega logo
Mezco Toyz 2016 SDCC One:12 Collective Sneak Peek Propel Star Wars Battle Quads Quadcopters Hot Toys Star Wars VII Rey Resistance 1/6 Scale Action Figure SDCC Trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie Reveals Robin