Archive | December, 2010

The finished prototype

17 Dec

Here are some pictures of the finished prototype:


Hardware schematic

12 Dec

Here below is a brief schematic over the hardware parts in the prototype bracelet. Most of the components are visualized with only their pins. However, the schematic will give a good overview of what’s put together.

Brief explanation: The YellowJacket module works almost like an Arduino, but has an onboard WiFi-device. The YellowJacket is connected to an OLED display (using serial communication), a push button and a vibrating DC motor. The circuit is powered with a 1-cell Li-Po battery (~4V, 600mAh) but since most components need 5V to work properly, a voltage booster device is connected between the battery and all other components (providing a steady 5V supply).


Cad models

11 Dec

Two cad models, one looking like the working prototype (was supposed to look) and one looking like a more modern, sleek bracelet.



Lo-fi prototypes of wearables

11 Dec

For the nerdy kid or gadget freak:

For the smaller kids:

For the indie teenager:

For the well dressed grandma:

All of these have a small display and one button, just like the working prototype.



Family Map Poster

10 Dec

Behold, the Family Map promotional poster:

Family Map Poster

Promotional poster, created for the exhibition

CAD model of wearable

10 Dec

Working on some models of the wearable object.

Coming Together

9 Dec

Family Map Interface

The Family Map Application Interface - Now with Content

The Family Map web application has really started to come together over the last few days. Currently the following content is on display at each users profile page:

  • name and location
  • weather at location
  • news data mined from keywords/user interests
  • a selection of the users last shared Flickr images
  • users latest Twitter post
  • current twitter trends based on users location (courtesy of the API)
  • interests/keywords

Apart from a lot of new content, many application features have been added since the last update and the following stands out:

  • abstract news story expands down with animation on header click (using Collapser jQuery plugin)
  • individual scrolling of left and right panel in users profile even works with multitouch (thanks to iScroll)
  • lightbox style display of images and even original news source websites inside an iframe (using Fancybox)
  • custom and layout matching scroller styling (for webkit browsers)

The following video should give a general idea of the current status: