You’ve probably already seen this, but now it’s in the Virgin Media short film competition. If we win it we will be become the richer than our wildest dreams and shall eat peacock eggs for breakfast. So rate it 5 shiny stars and we’ll give you 7 million pounds each if we win*.
Yey! We made a thing! Well, when I say ‘we’ I mean Poke, and when I say Poke I mean ‘mainly Zolty and Mattias‘, but we helped out, we even screwed the thing to the wall. Anyway, it’s a lovely device that hangs on the wall of the baker’s kitchen across the road from Poke, when something fresh comes out of the oven they just turn a dial to select what kind of fresh thing it it, press a button, and hey presto a tweet is sent out to hungry new media professionals int he Shoreditch area. It’s all made possible with the lovely Arduino.
We tried to keep it under wraps a bit but it kinda slipped out into the twitter land and news spread like hot cakes (pun very much intended), so we rushed together this promo video in about 2 hours. What’s super sweet is somebody over at Hidden Chemistry has already extended the idea with a bit of a hack – nice!
We’ve had great support from the people over at the Albion (our first test subject) who are chuffed to bits with thier new toy. It’s not many swanky, brand new, Conran designed cafes that let a bunch of geeks screw something weird onto one of their shiny tiled walls.
After the unspeakable damage America did to my wallet, I thought I’d design and build a new one. First stop, some grand A gaffer tape from here. Then, after the giddy waiting on the doormat for the tape to arrive (check out the pimp fluorescent orange reel above) , I set about the artistry that is Gaffer Tape Construction. My last wallet was a home brew gaffer wallet, and lasted about 3 years. This one is even better built, so should hopefully out live me.
Just stumbled over the time lapse feature on my favourite side arm camera, the Canon S80. Here’s a quick nastee test. Expect more things with this new toy. New things to dazzle and boggle the mind… or maybe just sunsets and that.