Twine: Connect Your Things To The Internet, Without A Nerd Degree

By December 2, 2011

One of the best, most brilliant projects to come out of Kickstarter-bred innovation is Twine – an Internet of Things project that aims to “get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing.”

Graduates of the MIT Media Lab, David Carr and John Kestner developed Twine’s technology using a 2.5″ small, wireless sensor square enabled with WiFi connectivity that can be programmed by its user to preform certain actions on command.

Carr and Kestner mention some pretty awesome applications like: Your dryer could Tweet you when your clothes are  nice and fluffed OR your basement emailing you when it begins to flood while you are on vacations.

The potential applications of Twine seem unlimited.

Internet of Things Kickstarter TwineInternet of Things startup Twine


While the technology is complicated, the application is simple. The Twine sensor is powered by two AAA batteries which can power it for months.  Average Joe users can set up their Twine on their web app without any programming  – although those who want to take it to the next level can use Twine to send data to other personal apps using their own sensors and HTTP.

Not shockingly, Twine has raised $156,159 of their $35,000 goal.