Need to know the weather? Need to check Woot? Want to read the news? Well, all you need is an Arduino board, an LCD read-out, four buttons, a breadboard, some experience in electronics, and a computer. Then you can build yourself a Droplet.
The device uses a buzzer, and LED, and a few circuits to add notifications to the Droplet system. The system then connects to your computer to pull down data from Google, Twitter, and other sources. Is it a little too complex for its own good? Definitely, but what else are you doing this weekend. It’s overkill but isn’t everything?