Twitter Radio for the Sight Impaired


Twitter is making waves again — this time radio waves. Mark McKeague, a 20-year-old student from Queen’s University in Northern Ireland who invented a way for sight-impaired people to tune into Twitter.

Whilst on Christmas holidays, McKeague set to work and took apart a radio “and added an Arduino micro-controller to pick up movement on the tuning dial.” He then “added a connection to the radio’s speaker,” which allowed him “to connect the radio to the computer.”

Tweets can be listened to on Happy Twitter and Sad Twitter, depending on the nature of the message. 

McKeague doesn’t have any plans to market this invention yet, as it is still in its very early stages, but he’s “interested in developing the radio further.”

Any takers?

Source: BBC News

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