Turn Room Lights On and Off with Twitter! [Videos]

You can turn your room lights on and off remotely by sending a text message from your mobile phone to Twitter! if you thought Twitter was only a Microblogging platform, think again.

Justin used Bob Paauwe’s iLink INSTEON software and Twitter to network his cell phone with his house’s electrical system with the goal to implement this on a larger scale at the Duke University Smart Home. And it worked!


Control Lights with Twitter from Justin on Vimeo.

Twitter can be used for strange tasks like watering plants and of course for simpler tasks like following us.