My colleagues and I in the Arts, Media and Engineering program at Arizona State University are working on a wireless tangible interface object for collaboration, called the Sensor Squid. It’s basically an Arduino-controlled, Bluetooth communicating 6-foot plush cephalopod used to control a Max/MSP game about community-generated media. You can download the code, parts list, and schematic. – Link & more.

Above photo used with permission by Ryan Spicer.


Adopt a Squid – Link.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Graham

    Holy buzzword bingo, Batman! Looks cool though.