Siftables

siftablesI blogged last week about tilt sensors and accelerometers. Siftables offer a nice application of this technology. Siftables are small tile shaped blocks, having a small TFT screen and equipped with motion sensors and sensors that detect the orientation and presence of of neighbours.

To understand siftables watch the TED presentation by the inventor David Merill. Be sure to keep watching till half way down, that’s where things start to make sense.

I can easily see my kids playing with siftables, sorting out how they work and at the same time interacting and operating with the computer. Read more about siftables on the project page at MIT.

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