We had to use a bit of a hack to get this working in near real-time because most of the IFTTT recipes don't work in real-time except a few, Email being one of them.
Subscribed to the twitter world cup alert https://twitter.com/fifawcalerts
Add it to mobile alerts via a Google Voice number so it sends an SMS to GV when a new tweet is tweeted.
GV in turn sends it as an email.
Setup an email client on the PC with rule to auto forward the email to [email protected]
Use the same email account to create a Recipe on IFTTT to send a signal to cloudBit when an email is received
Connect cloudBit to Arduino and program it to play a sequence of sound and LED lights when a signal is received on the Cloud Module. Create Circuit: Power + Fork + (1st Channel) Cloud Module 1 + Arduino + (2nd Channel) Cloud Module 2 + (d0) Bargraph + (D5) Speaker + (D9) Bargraph
In this project we used two separate email accounts and corresponding GV numbers to control two separate Cloud Modules; one for emails with text 'goal' and the other for all emails without text ‘goal’
We made a second version of this with Adafruit Neopixel as you can see in the second video.