Update 2014-11-16: You should read my Twine Update if you are considering the purchase of a Twine.
Recently, my Twine came in the mail. After getting it set up, I went to work on my first project. This is a goofy little demonstration project, but it shows some of the powerful capabilities of internet connected devices–the internet of things (IoT), if you will.
The basic idea here is to make something happen when the orientation of the Twine is changed. I decided to raise and lower a flag. When the Twine is set up on end, the flag goes up, when it is placed flat, the flag goes down. This video shows the Twine and flag controller in action. Please excuse the poor overall quality of the video, and the build for that matter. Also, the very important message on the flag is just a bit out of date.