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PingMag brings us an interview with Dana Gordon and Jean-Baptiste Labrune of Mediamatic on how to make hybrid toys.

The Dutch Mediamatic centre is known for connecting the physical world with the digital. So, a couple of weeks ago, they held a Hybrid Toys Workshop to teach people how to make physical toys with digital and/or networked components. Ah, so this means playing around with RFID, GPS or other transmitting devices and stuffing that in your favourite teddy bear. Now, how is that done and what can we learn though playing with that? Interaction designers Dana Gordon and Jean-Baptiste Labrune will show what you can also do with your Wii Remote (!), a handful of RFID transmitters and an Arduino board…

Making hybrid toys w/ mediamatic