You Can Use Twitter To Fire A Nerf Gun Using #TweetToShoot, Because We’ve Run Out Of Things To Do With Technology
Neiman Labs, the people who brought you Philly Steakout, are bored with technology. Or, at least that’s how it seems since they’ve set up a Twitter-based game of Nerf-guns-meets-Duck Hunt that only the brainstorming during the most extreme cases of boredom could have invented. Tweet to Shoot, as it’s called is set up like this: “Using the Twitter API, an Arduino Uno microcontroller, a Nerf gun, and a hat tip to the classic NES game, Duck Hunt, Tweet to Shoot bridges the gap between the digital and physical worlds.” What it actually does is fire a Nerf gun at a projector screen showing a mock-up of Duck Hunt everytime someone tweets with the hashtag #TweetToShoot. We just did it, and it’s weirdly engaging and entertaining. So take that, History. Only a relatively short time ago, people were walking miles to go to the store and being stranded places because they didn’t have phones in their pockets and figuring our directions with fold-out maps and intuition. But now, we have so much technology that we make things where Nerf guns shoot at a wall when people tweet about it. And it’s entertaining. Welcome to the future, the livestream can be watched here.