Twine: Twitter/SMS/email for your objects
We have had our heads down working like mad (because we are mad) on our new project for months, and now we’re ready to announce it.
Twine is the simplest possible way to get your objects connected to the Web. It’s a 2.5” square that uses internal and external sensors to tell you about its surroundings via Twitter, SMS or email. It’s tightly paired with a web app that makes it easy to set rules that control Twine. This was spurred by our own acute need in our work at the MIT Media Lab - we wanted to build new kinds of interactions between the physical world and people, often remote, but would end up spending too much time on networking code and electronics instead. While we’ve designed something that non-engineers can use, it’s still geek-friendly, allowing you to hook in your own hardware inputs and software outputs.
Please support us on Kickstarter with a pledge, reblog, or tweet. The more funds we get, the quicker we’ll be able to add features to Twine. Your rewards await you in post-PC heaven.