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Chumby fishtank monitor concept

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It’s just a concept, but I love to see interesting ideas on using the Chumby. Designer Bruno Fosi imagines it this way:

Inspired by the form of a Heart and featuring one social network that enables you and your friends to interact with each other fish, using the Chumby’s hardware! It’s possible now to fully robotize one aquarium and bring it online!
With a colorful touch screen, that enables you to feed your friend’s fish and maintain the aquarium healthy, using sensors on the robot that monitors the habitat data and reports it online back to you. It got a menu for automation and tasks, one for configurations and one menu for real-time webcam watching your friend’s fish.
With the built-in Chumby’s Accelerometer, Compression sensors and Microphone, it’s possible to do real-time online interaction with your friends fish, using the captured shake and tap movements to simulate it with vibrations and air bubbles on your friends aquarium! Plus heat and light mood transfer, using the captured compression feelings made with the Chumby, simulating affects and emotions. Also it’s possible to sound interact with the fish, emulating it with vibrations transmitted by the robot to the aquarium.

My Chumby’s Fish!

6 thoughts on “Chumby fishtank monitor concept

  1. Yeesh. Can we have a moratorium on “concepts” that look nice but no one’s ever going to build and no one would use if they did? It’s easy to come up with a snazzy looking picture if you don’t have to worry about usability or implementation.

    /gripe

  2. Well, I do agree with you in that I don’t usually want to see concept renders on gadget websites, since they often stink of vaporware. But for MAKE, I think a concept such as this may inspire someone in an unexpected direction, someone who _will_ build and use that thing. What do other readers think about blogging the theoretical?

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