Farm animals: Augmented book is an open source and open design version of the interaction metaphor used by the Bridging Book project. This connects a printed book with an Android tablet, using magnets embedded in its pages. Developed with the Processing language and with the Ketai and apwidgets libraries and released under the license GPL version 3.
We developed a prototype of a book, which can control different multimedia content on the mobile device, with the action of turn of the book pages. It was found that with the use of magnets and free open source technologies is possible to connect wirelessly analogical artifacts (like the printed book) with digital artifacts, generating experiences where a medium extends in the other.
This project is the result of experimental research, due that the official information about the Bridging Book project only mentioned that had with magnets embedded in the upper left corner in the pages, beacuse they are in the process to get the patent of this technology. Never was possible to have access to the physical book, nor to the software application, so we decided to make your own Open Source and Open design book.
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