The goal of this project is to create inexpensive wirelessly networked RGB LEDs that affix to the spine of books as a means of displaying layers of meaningful data.
Books are social objects that not only relate to wide numbers of concepts but also connect like-minded people. By network-enabling them with simple displays, the aim of this project is to release the social connections embedded within any bookshelf and create ad-hoc communities of auto-didactic learners.
TO DO LIST -
Build wired Internet Zero network.(done) - Learn EAGLE.(done) - Mock-up vinyl-cut circuit.(done) - Build IR Internet Zero network. (underway) - Nodes successfully receiving IR signal.- Nodes successfully transmitting IR signal.- Redesign nodes with: - programming pin- ATtiny44- Mill and stuff three nodes.- Design 3V watch battery version. - Build wired version - Design wired RGB LED nodes.- Mill 5 nodes.- Mill extra hubs.- Write new node software. - Set unique ID in EEPROM during code flashing. - Design ID to ISBN association process. - Write query software. - In this mode, the entire bookshelf can be queried from a PC to search along a variety of information axes (text string, sales rank, age, citation relationships, etc.) - Should the database be centralized on a server, or embedded and distributed within each node? - Write activity-monitoring mode. - When the books are not being queried, they will fall back into a sleep mode that occasionally outputs activity lights to show which books are currently being discussed online. - A list of distinct outputs types that could be mapped to various datasets: - Various intensities of red, green, blue, yellow, purple, orange, white. - Twinkling between all colors. - Blinking at different speeds. - Synchronized blinking in sets. - Animating paths through color fading across books. - Experiment with wireless power transfer. - Buy magnet wire.(done)