In March, I’ll be on speaking in the True Mobile & Beyond track at QCon London 2014. It’s an exciting opportunity to take part, and I’m hugely looking forward to hearing and learning from the other speakers on the track: Halle Winkler; Mo Ramezanpoor; Jaimee Newberry; and Hannah Dee.
One weekend in the middle of February, we ran a hack session to make a first useable prototype of our book for the Library of Lost Books – a talking, gesture-responsive book.
Our aim was to put together the elements we’ve each been working on: story and audio; Lilypad Arduino; gesture detection; getting iPhone and Arduino talking to each other to share data – and to combine them in a physical book.
I’ve asked fellow PleaseReadMe collaborators Dave Addey and Mo Ramezanpoor to talk about and share what they learn in the process of making a talking, gesture-responsive book.
In this first post, Dave explains how to get an iPhone connected to LilyPad Arduino over a wireless connection.