Mike Cook in the UK fondly recalled the childrens’ flip books that involved building characters with three horizontal sections and decided to recreate this on his computer using a very different form of interface. He built a device with three RFID readers (one for each third of the ‘body’) and used a series of RFID card to represent different characters. His PC is running Processing code which accepts the card data – when each card is read, the ‘character’ is redrawn on the screen of an attached PC. You can see the demonstration here:
Although to some this may seem like overkill, Mike’s dedication to the task and excellent documentation make this project a success. When recreating this project, money and space can be saved by using one of our Freetronics LeoStick boards – which are tiny, still have USB and are perfect for embedding in various permanent projects:
However to learn more and read Mike’s excellent documentation, visit his site here.