Oh the Snuggie... while we don't own one of these we do have friends that gush about them (only sometimes ironically) so when we spotted this project on Instructables we laughed. The Smuggie is a Snuggie that tweets and unlike the bakery that tweets, this certainly seems to fall under the category of "who wants to read those tweets?," like those the tweets from babies or toilets.
Needing to create a tutorial that had a slightly pointless nature to it, Instructables user Justin Blinder created the Smuggie, the Snuggie that tweets. In Justin's words, "The Smuggie is a modified Snuggie, designed specifically for those who feel the need to express their smug satisfaction with a Snuggie to their friends on Twitter."
To make this project following the "fairly simple" 12 steps you will need: a Processing IDE Arduino IDE, a Twitter account, a Snuggie, an Arduino Main Board, Solderless Breadboard (any size, the smaller the better), about 5-10 feet of 22AWG solid core wire, a needle and thread, a foot of foam core, and about a foot of conductive tape.
We think this is a funny idea for our Snuggie enamored friends and we think this gift will earn quite a few laughs from our Snuggie geek pals. What are other objects that tweet when they don't need to?
Check out the post on Instructables, for the DIY instructions.
For some more great examples of twitter in unexpected places, check out these posts:
- Twoddler: Because Toddlers Need to Tweet
- Monitor Your Beer Stash With KegBot
- Puppy Tweets: Because Dogs Need to Tweet
[Images: Instructables user Justin Blinder]