The Tweeting Copier

Z2 Copier

Here at Z2 we happen to have a color printer/copier/scanner that is constantly kicking out amazing work (thanks to the efforts of our design team) but every now and then the old workhorse gets a little confused, and when it does, you’ll know about it because our copier has joined the Internet of Things and is tweeting at @z2copier over on the Twitters.

What’s that you say? Not a fan of the Twitters? We’ve got you covered. Check out z2copier.posterous.com for an alternate view of the data. You’ll never miss an empty paper drawer or jam in the bypass tray again!

IFTTT

So how is this magic accomplished? Well, the copier already has the ability to send an email when something goes wrong, so coupling that with IFTTT (If This, Then That) we just whipped up a simple recipe to post to Twitter and Posterous when an email is sent.

IFTTT has a lot of tricks up its sleeve, and isn’t limited to email, but it is a great way to add some functionality to something beyond what comes out of the box with some products or services.

So now all @z2copier needs is more followers. I mean, with tweets like [Information] Paper Empty – Drawer 1. [July 05, 2012 at 09:33AM] it’s just a matter of time before the followers and faves start stacking up.

July 5, 2012 · Posted by in misc  

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