ActiviTea – physical data-scraping in action

The crew from Imagination Labs wanted to track the number of cups of tea consumed at their office. They designed Activitea, a project incorporating a series of sensors placed throughout the London Imagination office that count the cups of hot drinks made in every kitchen. “The prototype consists of 3 objects: 1. A ‘tea counter’ […]

Connecting Arduino to Mathematica on Mac OS X

Mathematica is a comprehensive computational platform that purports to automate workflow involving computing results, “from building a hedge fund trading website or publishing interactive engineering textbooks to developing embedded image recognition algorithms or teaching calculus.” (It’s not open source, but a hobbyist license is available.) William J. Turkel teaches a course on interactive exhibit design […]