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Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet by Supermechanical

Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet by Supermechanical
The Kickstarter is over, but if you missed out on backing us, not to worry. You can still join the thousands of other awesome Twine owners by pre-ordering on Supermechanical. It's the next best thing to being an original backer! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry's done, or get an email when the basement floods while you're on vacation. Twine is the simplest possible way to get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing. Twine lets you create Internet-connected systems and objects anywhere you have WiFi. Twine is a wireless module tightly integrated with a cloud-based service. The Spool web app makes it simple to set up and monitor your Twines from a browser anywhere. Because the hardware and software are made for each other, setup is easy. Right out of the box, Twine has an internal temperature sensor and accelerometer. Holiday note:

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