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This design concept project explored the potential to offer Internet of Things capabilities to children, through an ultra-low cost construction set. The central communications processor, "Button Brain", would be cheap enough to give away on the cover of a magazine, and robust enough to be nailed to a tree, glued to a wall, or attached to a dog's collar. Peripherals using energy harvesting could pull strings or make water flow. A typically playful use case was "imagine how could you surprise a squirrel".
 
This design concept project explored the potential to offer Internet of Things capabilities to children, through an ultra-low cost construction set. The central communications processor, "Button Brain", would be cheap enough to give away on the cover of a magazine, and robust enough to be nailed to a tree, glued to a wall, or attached to a dog's collar. Peripherals using energy harvesting could pull strings or make water flow. A typically playful use case was "imagine how could you surprise a squirrel".
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* [[Jeff Osborne]]
 
* [[Jeff Osborne]]
 
* [[Robert Mullins]]
 
* [[Robert Mullins]]
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* [[Mark Gross]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:44, 19 September 2014

This design concept project explored the potential to offer Internet of Things capabilities to children, through an ultra-low cost construction set. The central communications processor, "Button Brain", would be cheap enough to give away on the cover of a magazine, and robust enough to be nailed to a tree, glued to a wall, or attached to a dog's collar. Peripherals using energy harvesting could pull strings or make water flow. A typically playful use case was "imagine how could you surprise a squirrel".

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