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My friend Thomas Edwards, who’s the alpha geek behind Dorkbot DC, has put up a new project wiki for his (and presumably other techno-artist’s) work in what he calls Phy2Phy, or “Physical Interactions over IP.” This YouTube vid shows progress-to-date on his “Touch” project, which allows two people to touch each other over a Net connection, using force-sensitive resistors. There’s a lot of cool hardware here, including the Comfile CUBLOC CB220 microprocessor, the Pololu micro serial servo controller, the Lantronix Xport, and the force sensors. All details and links are on the Touch Project page on Phy2Phy. Thomas will be showing off his progress at the next Dorkbot DC, on Sept. 10.

Physical Interactions over IP – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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