Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Update: Twine - connect your things to the Internet, without a nerd degree.

Here's the video for Twine:
(Forgot to put it in the last post)

Twine page on Kickstarter for more information!

See my friend David Reaves's easy to use new take on the Mantis Machine:

Twine: The minimum Twittering object on KickStarter!

My partner John Kestner and I have just launched a KickStarter for our new project, Twine. Come check it out!


Here's the summary from our project page:
Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry's done, or get an email when the basement floods while you're on vacation. Even if you're good with electronics and programming, these are involved projects. Instead of worrying about wiring or networking code, you can focus on your idea.

Twine is the simplest possible way to get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing. A durable 2.5" square provides WiFi connectivity, internal and external sensors, and two AAA batteries that keep it running for months. A simple web app allows to you quickly set up your Twine with human-friendly rules — no programming needed. And if you're more adventurous, you can connect your own sensors and use HTTP to have Twine send data to your own app.

Twine lets you create Internet-connected systems and objects anywhere you have WiFi. Compact, low-power hardware and real-time web software work together to make networked physical computing simple and versatile.

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I'm a graduate student in Information Ecology at the MIT Media Lab interested in the creation of low cost machines that enable personal digital fabrication.