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Interactive Stanley

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A lil summary of how I've been playing around with making my paper toys more interactive - by including QR codes as part of their design. These lil blighters are 2 dimensional bar codes that if you have the appropriate software on your phone, they can take you to wap based content just by taking a picture of them.

The one on the base of stanley's foot for example takes you to a wap minisite giving info about stanley - like a pokedex basically. (I was learning the WML as i went so its just a proto)
Hopefully i'll be adding this to more of my models in the future - I've already got stan roderick and trevor kinda sorted but havent posted up the nets yet.

If you want to have a go yourself then google QR codes and have a look at some of the generator - a good viewer for your phone is called i-nigma and if you point it to [link] you can download the app on the fly.

PS I didnt get the job :p
Image details
Image size
600x800px 158.46 KB
Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK Z740 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
140
Date Taken
Dec 10, 2008, 5:48:17 PM
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toffeeComet's avatar
Okay, this is actually REALLY cute. X> Somehow
tang-mu's avatar
I believe it's the forearms... they bypass the rational parts of the brain
TehMabe's avatar
nice papercraft man i thought that was Canti at first but i guess its Stanley?

anyhoo GJ with the tech and the paper!
tang-mu's avatar
I was inspired by canti but when i was starting out i was a bit scared of modelling all that, it has hints of canti but i'm slightly obsessed with really big forearms.
TehMabe's avatar
haha yea Canti has huge forearms idk how they are gonna stay on o.O
vanawillemiel's avatar
wow, technology is crazy.
tang-mu's avatar
i know... throw rocks at it before it takes over the earth!!

I think its pretty cool to add a digital overlay over things - like magnetic fiels or radio waves that you can't see but can sense with the right tools.... *geek glazes*....
vanawillemiel's avatar
use the force ... of technology. cant see it but its everywhere;)
Artmancer's avatar
hey this is cool man!
Phototoxin's avatar
A Tomimon Stanlemon, =p

nice Idea dude, I know you were really interestedi n those swipe codes... my insulin pens even have them!
tang-mu's avatar
I got a bit obsessed about augmented reality last year for my dis... well that was the excuse at the time ^^
Satsy's avatar
I see the QR code now and then, but I don't think my phone's set up for it. I recall you mentioning it before, and I think the idea is still quite awesome. :D

Plus, his design's quite funky. ;D

Sucks about the job though.. They don't know what talent they're letting go. ;P
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