UID Cookie Box gives you a cookie if you mention it in a tweet. Simple as that. The brief told us to connect something tangible to the internet.
It stood by the entrance of our school for months, as we wanted to give free cookies to the fellow students (some called it reward marketing but that was never our original intention).
We added a limit of 5 cookies per Twitter user and some visual feedback to embarrass the greedy ones, and some wooden tokens in the shape of the cookies to inform that the box was empty and needed to be refilled.
I worked in the first iteration, my colleagues refined it and debugged it while I worked in a different project.
It works mainly with an Arduino, a computer, an RGB LED for feedback, a motor to push the cookies out from the feeder, and breakout.js and node.js to control the Arduino and communicate with the Twitter API.
This project was part of Tangible Webz, tutored by David and Adam from Tellart, and it was part of the experience prototyping course.
in collaboration with Tellart.
2 days project
Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden 2013
2 of 2
UID COOKIE BOX
You can check out the process log here.