Whithervane


  • Client: rootoftwo
  • Date: Winter 2012~Present
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Consulting done for rootoftwo: 21st century weather vane, responds to local tweets and global RSS feeds. Executed in Python on a RaspberryPi. Accesses Reuters RSS feeds, locates the origin of the story by parsing the beginning of the story (City, Country) and passes that to Google Maps API to return the story's latitude and longitude. Simple trig to calculate a bearing and the chicken faces towards or away from the story based on keywords. Working on developing acceleration and deceleration profiles which allow for behavior, as opposed to simple headings which drive the chicken to the desired heading as soon as possible.