Twitter Controlled Switch

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Saint Cloud, FL
Using an Arduino, a WiFi shield and a solid state relay, I have created a switch that is controlled by sending a tweet. The Arduino monitors a particular Twitter account, and if the status is "turn on", it turns the switch on. If the status is "turn off", it turns off. I have this hooked up to my Christmas tree so when my wife asks me to turn the lights on, I pick up my cell phone and send a tweet.

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