Internet of Tricks
What can technology teach us? What is the scope of objects connected to the Internet? How can they be introduced to the new generations? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such objects?
These are the kinds of questions that the European project Internet of Tricks has asked us to consider. We are developing educational kits through which we will run workshops about the place of technology and connected objects in our society.
The first educational object we are designing is a connected tool that invites participants to close their eyes and meditate. This object, equipped with a camera, analyses the participants to detect their level of meditation and communicates from one object to another, inviting others to join a collective meditation. The object is open-source and designed to be built and deconstructed, learned and re-appropriated.
The second prototype we are working on is a connected plant care station. This device measures the environmental data of a plant, waters it according to its needs and displays the collected data on an online dashboard. The project is free and open-source and is intended to be comprehensive and understandable in order to teach the possibilities of prototyping, electronics and IOT.