Passi and Ripatti have created a really interesting prototype of an Internet-connected toy that serves as a way for toddlers to socially interact and provide status updates with each other…social networking with toys. By fitting the circle shape into the toy, the toy signals the corresponding shape on the other one. This may serve as a reminder for the other child that it’s time to brush your teeth. Passi and Ripatti will continue building upon their “social media for toddlers” project and are sure this will inspire some new products of the same ilk.
Here is a demonstration of the social thing toy for toddlers:
The IOBR uses the Brio Shape Sorting Box and the ioBridge IO-204 to connect the two systems together native using ioBridge web services. Their project uses the feature that two IO-204 modules (or more) can be linked together using the ioBridge web services.
If you are interested in learned more, visit the website passiripatti.com to find a breakdown of the project, photos, and other amazing projects.