Monday, January 17, 2011

C60 RFID Tangible Music Player

c60 Redux from IDEO on Vimeo.

Ultra-slick design agency IDEO were prototyping some ideas for tangible music players...and came up with the C60 concept, in which cards embedded with RFID tags are used to represent and trigger playback of a song or songs and create playlists. The thinking behind this is to allow for physical representation of virtual/digital music libraries, harking back to the (good old) days of physical media such as records/tapes/CDs. More at

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Arduino-The Documentary

Arduino The Documentary (2010) English HD from gnd on Vimeo.

The Arduino is a small microcontroller board designed for quick and easy electronics prototyping, allowing for sensing and control of input and output devices, with on-board processing capabilities. Aimed at artists and designers as much as electronics geeks there's a huge and talented community of users doing some pretty freaky and cool stuff, ourselves included! But you probably know all that already. Anyway, there's now a documentary all about this wonderful piece of kit with some possible glimpses into the future ;)