Making the cloud tangible

With every little tiptoe taken up towards the Cloud, it seems like we’re losing our grip on our content, I mean that literally. Using cheap physical tokens and NFC sensors on computers and devices, we can regain some of the tactility around the images and sounds we enjoy and shuffle around every day.

More hokey diagrams and not-so-subtle Apple worship after the jump…
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Timmy the robot

When I was in grade school, I would pick through my dad’s electronic detritus, connecting everything together, making motors spin and little bulbs light up. One afternoon, I burnt all the LEDs because I didn’t hook them up with resistors. This just didn’t make sense to me. Why would you ever want to limit the current. Isn’t this whole Radio Electronics shtick about making things POP!?

timmy sketch

In college, I helped build Timmy, a very precise little roving robot…
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