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New Tab. Digital Sensors. The Physical Web | Pervasive Memory | Digital Sensors | Social Influence Digital sensors make even dumb things act smart.

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When we talk about sensors, we mean everything from microphones and cameras to the dozens of different devices commonly categorized as sensors. Most of them are now being leveraged to let devices – and companies – behave more intelligently. (Click on the tree to see what we mean.) Today, sensors can measure just about anything. (Here are links to huge amounts of information about sensors.) Kinect is the first wave of digital sensors, unleashed Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 shipped 10 million units during its first four months on the market. David Pogue, tech guru of The New York Times, wrote: It has four microphones and three little lenses: a video camera, an infrared projector and a distance sensor.

It doesn’t merely recognize that someone is there; it recognizes your face and body. Sensors will drive wave after wave of innovation Sensors are already everywhere. Twine Lets Everyone Turn Their Home Into a High-Tech Sensor Array. Posted by admin on Jan 4, 2012 in Wireless Gadget | 0 comments Supermechanical’s Twine is usually hardly out of a fundraising stage, and a intriguing small tool managed to lift over $500,000 in affianced donations.

Twine Lets Everyone Turn Their Home Into a High-Tech Sensor Array

Considering that frontmen John Kestner and David Carr were usually seeking for $35,000 during a start of their Kickstarter run, that’s a towering box of direct outweighing initial supply. If anything, that usually shows a interest of “do-it-yourself programming that does a tangible formula for you.” At initial glance, Twine is small some-more than a retard of cosmetic that looks like a bar of soap. But stealing underneath a cube’s extraneous is a accumulation of sensors that can feed behind to a tradition focus by Wi-Fi, revelation your mechanism when to perform certain tasks. It’s substantially ideal for roommate situations, too. And if we don’t know how to module a Twine, it’s OK — we don’t need to. Backers, sensor check #2 is up. Twine lets you hack electronic devices to communicate with the Web.

Hacking together design, programming and electronics is one of 2012's big creative trends.

Twine lets you hack electronic devices to communicate with the Web

The latest device to help you put such projects together is a little green box called Twine, which has sensors to monitor the world and the ability to let the world know about it by email or Twitter. The Twine system from startup SuperMechanical is based on a low-power wireless module (below) with both internal and external sensors that can connect to a Wi-Fi network and thence to the Internet. ‘Twine’ seeks to tie up the smart environment. Thanks to cloud computing and cheap sensors, a 2.5-inch rubber block is moving the lofty vision of the Internet of Things a big step closer to reality.

‘Twine’ seeks to tie up the smart environment

A pair of MIT Media Lab alums have come up with a do-it-yourself kit for making smart environments. David Carr and John Kestner, partners in the industrial design firm Supermechanical, have developed a small, durable, inexpensive remote sensor node, and an easy-to-use web app that turns data from the sensor node into timely information. The system, dubbed Twine, lets you tie everyday objects into your digital life. Publishing the ABC's of the Web for Babies. Coding For Kids. Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet by Supermechanical. The Kickstarter is over, but if you missed out on backing us, not to worry.

Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet by Supermechanical

You can still join the thousands of other awesome Twine owners by pre-ordering on Supermechanical. It's the next best thing to being an original backer! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry's done, or get an email when the basement floods while you're on vacation. Twine is the simplest possible way to get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing. Twine lets you create Internet-connected systems and objects anywhere you have WiFi. Twine is a wireless module tightly integrated with a cloud-based service. The Spool web app makes it simple to set up and monitor your Twines from a browser anywhere.

Because the hardware and software are made for each other, setup is easy. Right out of the box, Twine has an internal temperature sensor and accelerometer. Holiday note: Video Product Reviews, CNET Podcasts, Tech Shows, Live CNET Video. Students-love-technology.jpg (600×2098)