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README.md

Conversnitch

by Brian House and Kyle McDonald

Conversnitch is a small device that automatically tweets overheard conversations, bridging the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online.

Information moves between spaces that might be physical or virtual, free or proprietary, illegal or playful, spoken or transcribed.

Instructions

Should run continuously; power-up is automatic, must have continuous access to an internet-connected wireless network.

Architecture

  • RasPi continually records 10s samples, analyze for interesting audio, if so, upload to s3 bucket and report to server.
  • Server, receiving the request, creates an mturk HIT, with link to s3.
  • A cron process checks HITs for completions. If it finds one, it takes the result and posts to twitter.

Installation

requires Python >=3.3
requires housepy
requires monit (follow instructions in monit_server)

sudo apt-get install monit
sudo pip-3.3 install -r requirements.txt

mturk urls

https://mturk.com/
https://requester.mturk.com/
https://requestersandbox.mturk.com/
https://workersandbox.mturk.com/

Server reminders

cp ngnix.conf /etc/nginx/
sudo service nginx start

scp -i overhear.pem ubuntu@54.235.200.47:~/overhear/config.yaml config.yaml

make sure the server is on top of the time:

tzselect
sudo apt-get install ntp

RasPI reminders

alsamixer

Copyright/License

Copyright (c) 2013 Brian House and Kyle McDonald

This code is released under the MIT License and is completely free to use for any purpose. See the LICENSE file for details.

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