As much as we love it, birdwatching can be a fairly time consuming activity that we don’t necessarily always have loads of free hours for.
Luckily, this DIY birdhouse tweets you whenever a winged visitor swoops in.
Perfect for those of us who don’t have the luxury of spending our days, staring out the window.
Using the clever B-Squares (modular components that let you build and power almost any small gadget you can think of), you can ‘hack’ your birdhouse to send you a tweet whenever a bird enters.
As the bird peeks his head into the box, it breaks the sensor and wirelessly transmits this information to your computer. The whole device is powered by solar panels that sit on the birdhouse roof, No birdbrain came up with that.
This video makes it all look very simple and it’s far easier (and less mean) than stationing your cat at the window to alert you to the arrival of your feathered friends.