Laid Off From Job, Man Builds Linux-Based Tweeting Toilet


Technology, like comedy, uses improvisation.

Take Thomas Ruecker’s project. With parts from an electric motor, a few household items, an open-source hardware board running Linux, and some coding, he built a connected toilet that Tweets with each flush.

The first reaction to the Twitter feed at @iotoilets may be a chuckle. But the idea behind this and what it illustrates is serious. It tracks water usage, offers a warning about the future of privacy in the era of the Internet of Things, and  just might say something about the modern job hunt.

Read more at Computerworld.