A new concept has started its journey on Kickstarter that allows you to create paper reaDIYmates that can then be controlled via the internet to carry out a number of different commands.
reaDIYmates have been designed to be Wi-fi paper companions that can move and play sounds depending on what’s going on in your digital life. Watch the video after the jump to see them in action, and the concept fully explained by its designers.
reaDIYmate is 100% Arduino compatible allowing you to sketch using our libraries and publish it in our applications directory. If you choose to make it public, any other reaDIYmate user will be able to install it in one-click from the web interface.
The paper companions can be controlled with single commands or you can combine them together to create a more sophisticated behaviour. You can even use your favourite social networking sites to send update directly to your reaDIYmates. Such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursqure, Gmail, and RSS to name a few.
“For each action, choose a sound in our online library, or upload your own MP3s. There’s no need to connect your reaDIYmate to your computer to change its behavior: the reaDIYmate will synchronize automatically over-the-air.
Because the delicate electronics are all inside the reaDIYmate box, you can concentrate on the motion and the sound without having to solve complex mechanical issues. You can use our “motor + sound” building block or fit directly the speaker and servo motor into your creation.”