Interactive Toy Fighting – Domo vs. Munny

We found out what happens when you place two lovable toys against each other. They attack!

Hack Pittsburgh member Andy Leer created an interactive toy fight featuring Domo and Munny squaring off. You get to control one of the characters and watch the battle via a webcam live. Move over “Internet of Things”  - make way for the “Internet of Vengeful Toys”.

Munny vs. Domo

Munny vs. Domo

The Munny and Domokun are attached to servos. The servos are connected to the ioBridge servo controller and IO-204. You control the toys with  servo slider widgets. Andy’s blog mentions that the next version will have iPhone support.  Visit his blog to play and sweep the leg at the Domo Dojo.

Wiimote Mod with ioBridge

Jay from thecapactity.org started posting on his blog about ioBridge the moment he heard about ioBridge. He send us email asking about an API, REST, JSON, jQuery, and all things web app. We had our API in the works, but his plurality of email lead us to believe to accelerate the API release, and we did just that. Little did we know that Jay was planning a remote controlled weapon of micro destruction. We have put the pieces together and enabled his mini-surge.

Enter, The ioGun – A Wiimote controlled magnetic coil gun that slings projectiles at college text books. It is a fascinating collection of technologies using the output of the Wiimote wrapped in JSON, feeding into a web app that ties into ioBridge’s JavaScript Widget Control API. He also used the coil from a golf ball putter returner, inks pens, a and black tape. His friends will never be the same when he invites them over for an evening of Wii Sports and you have to dodge, duck, dip, and dodge as you play tennis.

Here is the Wiimote controlled servo action on YouTube:

Check out the “Wiimote Controlled Coil Gun” on thecapacity.org or on Hack a Day. Jay also introduced to his self-aware beating heart project.

A Toaster that Twitters

Posted on his “I am ShadowLord” blog, a hacker sent in his toaster that twitters when he makes toast . Hans has a setup that use uses the ioBridge IO-204 module and an event created on iobridge.com (which handles the Twitter part). You can follow Hans’ toaster at twitter.com/mytoaster. The circuit is really simple which you can check it out on Instructables.

Social Networking for Your Toaster

Social Networking for Your Toaster

Wired, Hack A Day, Make Magazine, and several other new sources have picked up the Twitter Toaster story. Congrats, Hans!

ioBridge on Hack a Day (hackaday.com)

The whole development team here at ioBridge are daily viewers of the Hack a Day website. Seeing the first beta user project make the cut made our day.

ioBridge on Hack a Day (hackaday.com)

ioBridge on Hack a Day (hackaday.com)