My boss Jason Peterson can be a hard guy to track down, to solve this problem I created a funky little device that takes his picture and posts it to Twitter every time he sits down and gets up (whether he wants it to or not...)

The device is triggered by a reed-switch sensor that monitors magnetic proximity. The signal is sent through an Arduino board to a Processing sketch, which tells the computer to snap a webcam photo of Peterson and upload it to Twitpic with a saying chosen from a pool of prewritten zingers. The Twitpic post is immediately loaded to the BossTracker5000′s Twitter feed. Voila! A chair that tweets.

A few samples of the tweets that are randomized along with the snapped photo:

“Crouching tiger, sitting Jason.”
“Sit happens.”
“I’m in my office if you’d like to play Monopoly. And by play Monopoly, I mean do my expense reports.”
“I’m back, and business is takin’ care of me.”
“I heard the ice cream truck!”

The BossTracker5000 is live! See it in action at

Recent press/love: OneShow Interactive Award Winner 2012, OneShow Annual 2012, Pixel Awards nominee 2011 in the "Weird" category, IAC Award for Best use of Social Media,

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