Tweet Receiving, that is. This Ewok model, named “Ewen the Cheerlight,” is able to rotate its head left and right as well as show expressions. The most interesting feature of this hack, however, is that the little Ewok actually wakes up each time one tweets a “colour” to @cheerlights and lets it’s owner [Joel] know what he thinks of the “color” you’ve chosen. [Joel] insists that he’s like this featured on [HAD], although it remains to be seen if it will soon be turned off after the tweets start rolling in…
As far as how the device works, the head is turned with a simple hobby servo motor, and the expressions are shown on a LED matrix. The model itself is built from a polystyrene ball and an old table lamp. The build really looks awesome.
All of this is controlled by an Easy USB Interface Board which is listed on [Pozible], the Australian version of [Kickstarter]. Be sure to check out the video of “Ewen” in action after the break!
22 thoughts on “A Little Tweeting “Ewok””
That’s a jawa, not an ewok. #fail
hehe, Otherwise, very cool.
Rats, stole my thunder!
I too clicked for the sole purpose of commenting on the error. :|
Man, we are such nerds.
If he wants an Ewok I suggest he skin teddybear. (But Jawas are cooler anyway so leave it as it is.)
Ha, true, it does look like a Jawa! I guess he who builds it can name it… Maybe it’s a new species of Ewok.
That’s what I was gonna say, too…
Dink dink, dink dink dink dink.
Ha! you are nerds! (maybe thats “we”)
When i built him, I didnt think anyone would know what a jawa is!
Poor guy has been a bit restless this morning…
Starwars character fail.
But while we’re on the subject of correction…
it’s = it is
its = possessive form of it
I’d cite an example but The Oatmeal does it better.
“Its”, right, I had meant to watch that usage. Changed.
I’m not a Jawa scavenger. I’m an honest Ewok used driod merchant.
Now, if it fired taser shots at R2 builds at Star Wars cons with the command of a tweet, and then a pack of its comrades picked up the down’d droid and loaded it into the back of a van, and then auctioned it off to local hilbillies, THEN it would be awesome.
These aren’t the Jawas you’re looking for.
perhaps Jawas are just hairless Ewoks??
Ewok subjected to radiation ?!?
Blatant social/psych experiment to pick out us pedants.
controlling things via twitter (clap…..clap……clap……clap….)
Oh…. It’s your Cousins ewok?
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