Fall 2012 Umeå Institute of Design
The challenge was to design a network communication between a digital input and a physical output using Firmata and breakout.js. Our group decided to hack into our school's height adjustable tables. We created a replica of the existing cable wires and used an Arduino, Xbee shield and wireless communication between the computer and the Arduino board.
Then we made a web app leveraging breakout.js to control the tables remotely, leaving the existing table controls to still function.
We tested it on our schoolmates, with ninja sliding techniques, we exchanged the original wiring for the replica, pranking them while they were working.
Collaborators: Miguel Peres, Maria Zenkevich