Thanks to the recent contributions on the community, and with some help from the team members at Spark, I was able to complete a Spark Core project this weekend. It’s a twitter magnet that displays tweets on a simple/cheap 16x2 LCD screen.
The project files are up on GitHub at: https://github.com/spark/twitter-magnet
I’m more of a hardware guy, so the node.js code may not be upto the standards. But it works!
There is an LDR to measure the ambient light in the room and control the LCD backlight accordinly. I’ve also added a temperature sensor (TMP36) - just because