I’ll start with a little bit of background information. Here in New Zealand there is a chap called John Campbell. He hosts a current affairs show, Campbell Live, which is on TV3 each weeknight at 7pm. John Campbell is an active Twitterer who likes to get involved with his fellow Tweeters. He is that special, he even has a Wikipedia page about him.
A week ago, John did a story about businesses that use Twitter. I semi-seriously sent out a Tweet about making a John Campbell bobble head, where the head bobbles every time someone mentions the word “marvelous” anywhere in the public space on Twitter. A couple of people suggested I do it, so I decided to give it a crack. Why? Because it’s fun.
For the fellow geeks out there:
The bobble head is driven by our Telecontrol Project (click here to see more info). When a power and network cable is connected, it connects to our Telecontrol server. The Telecontrol server is monitoring Twitter for the occurrence of the word “marvelous”, and sends an instruction down to the bobble head every time the word gets mentioned. The head is rotated using a micro servo, typically used in RC models.
Enough of that, here is the video (my first actual appearance on video blog, I think I come across a little nervous at the start):