Oh, No! A Snuggie That Tweets

By Alexis C. Madrigal
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Well, there are houses and plants that Tweet, so the clear next step is a Snuggie that does, too. The do-it-yourself site, Instructables, has a hilarious step-by-step guide to embedding a switch into your Snuggie so that you can use your blanket thing directly to send a message like, "Mmmm... So warm in here #smuggie," to all of your Twitter followers.

The system isn't very sophisticated; you can only send out a single string of text. But it's great as a training task for those familiarizing themselves with the open-source microprocessor, Arduino, which has become popular among physical computing enthusiasts.

In any case, why am I ruining this with real-life context? The point is that someone figured out how to make your blanket Tweet!

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/10/oh-no-a-snuggie-that-tweets/64551/