reaDIYmates
reaDIYmates
reaDIYmates

reaDIYmates

Take some paper cutouts, add a little Wi-Fi connectivity and mix in some of your existing web services and you get something that looks like reaDIYmate. The latest product from Marc Chareyron and Olivier Mevel (co-founder of Nabaztag) that allows you to take your digital life (Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, ifttt, SoundCloud, RSS, etc) and link those interactions with a paper creation to create customized engagements for your home or desktop.  

 

Currently looking for manufacturing funding on Kickstarter ($8k towards 25k goal as of March 20th) reaDIYmate seeks to lower the barrier to creating your own IoT application with the promise of a 10 minute assembly time. The easiest ways to customize the device to your liking is to configure its cloud service application settings or by physically changing its appearance by decorating the paper skin with your own custom doodle (some professionally designed toy and sculpture designs are also provided by the company at launch).

 

reaDIYmate seems to be embracing the developer community by making the devices compatible with Arduino and many of its shields, other electronic plug and play bricks like those offered from Seeed Studio, and by opening the service up for easy application sharing and communication (HTTP API and web-socket communication).

 

Learn more about the project by visiting their Kickstarter page, follow their latest updates @readiymate, or watch one of the sculptures interact with a smartphone below.