This is the video report of the third week of the Experience prototyping course we had at the Umeå Institute of Design. Together with Maggie and Chao we’ve created this modern version of a piggy bank that uses a credit card instead of coins.
It runs a Dashcode sketch that is triggered by the accelerometer of the iphone and a push button connected to an arduino board. The arduino sends the push button value to the computer, and the computer sends it back to the iphone to change the expression of the eyes when you feed the piggy bank with some money.
This project has been done in two days but the final result is way better and it has been really fun building it.