Burning in the Siftables


[Curiouslee] put up some pictures of his Siftables burn in. He got them in the mail with all their accessories and decided to make a special box to carry it all. He started with an ArtBin parts box and cut out dividers where necessary to make everything fit nice and tidy.

The Siftables are quite interesting. They are an information interface that is supposed to be more physical and natural. The analogy they use is a container of nuts and bolts can be sifted through quite easily using your hands. They envision us being able to sift through data similarly. They also mention that it could be used as a gestural interface as well.


Each unit is a small device with a screen, wireless communication, and IR sensors. There are some pictures of the units in action as well as a video on their site.

[via Make Flickr Pool]

Comments

  1. Andrew says:

    i want some!

  2. isforinsects says:

    Mike/Curiouslee got them in a mailing envelope, he didn’t get them *in* the mail. I got to hang out with mike on his trip a little bit when he came by to visit OLPC:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouslee/2719174808/

    I’d also like to mention that Mike runs the OLPC Learning Club, a regular OLPC + digital-education meetup. olpclearningclub.org

  3. Stephen Kuhl says:

    Awsome! When can I get some?

  4. Stephen Kuhl says:

    hey I never noticed our comments automatically get upgraded to all “&#76&#79&#87&#69&#82&#67&#65&#83&#69″ ha!

  5. Siftables says:

    That’s amazing that ‘CuriousLee’ got a set to test out… i would love to get my hands on them. This is an amazing little device, i can’t wait to get a set and start using it. The possibilities are endless.. especially in a school / educational system / environment! Anyone know when the release date is for these?

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