I just read an article over at The Creators Project blog about an Instructables project that turns an ordinary, old fashioned rotary phone into a device that can automatically send emoticons out through a Twitter account. Essentially, you wire up the rotary dial with new LED lights and a battery pack. Everything is connected to an Arduino board, which has been programmed to convert keyed inputs to emoticons. This text is then Tweeted through the account configured on the board.
The project has been up on Instructables since this past June, but I’m just finding out about it now from The Creators Project blog. Since I posted about whether you can still use a rotary phone back in September, I thought I’d share this, um, alternative way to use your old phone.