The first? Real-world example of a Twitter Protest. To protest against the increased violence between police, governmental troops and violent gangs in Mexico, a collective called Astrovandalistas created a device, the Arma Sonora Telemática or Telematic Sound Weapon that can be detonated with a tweet containing the hashtag #BANGCampoMarte.
The weapon itself is a 4×6 meter metal structure, located at Campo Marte in DF.
The Astrovandalistas collective is a No-Budget group of makers that are specialised in the creation of devices that link the virtual with the real world, with projects that do not have any or have minimal costs. The AST device is based on an arduino with an Ethernet shield, and that’s about it.