pixels             …everywhere.

Tiny Touchable Tactile Pixels

by on Aug.03, 2011, under fun, novel technology, technology

A while ago, I wrote about Sifteo’s game tiles. Pretty cool, but seemingly single-purpose.

WIMM Labs  is developing a tiny tile-like device, but they’re treating it like a platform. In other words, it can be programmed for any number of uses and integrated into other products. The specs seem pretty impressive: 32GB storage, touchscreen, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, accelerometer, Android OS. Apparently it also includes an expansion connector, too. Small — 32mm x 36mm x 12.5mm. I guess they’re battery operated but I couldn’t find power consumption or battery life specs on their web page.

No mention of the availability or price on their website as of this writing. But if it’s low enough in cost and with the claimed connectivity, I can see these little pixelized devices going pretty much everywhere. In singletons. In groups. In the hands of creative developers, some really interesting uses are going to occur. Sifteo, now WIMM. I think we’re going to see a lot more of these kinds of devices.

Hmmm…if they could just shrink the bezel a bit more….

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