Networked Emoticon

I think that I might have hit an all new low. After doing some cruising on the Information Superhighway and avoiding all the speed traps, I was able to find my way to Mauricio Melo’s Emoticon Design. Rather than letting people know how I’m actually doing, I want to get one of these little contraptions and integrate a wireless NIC into it, or if that’s not possible rustle up an 802.11x to 802.3 bridge to take it from the wireless protocol (uses a SNAP like schema) and translate it to wired format. I then need to write a web service to let me select the appropriate icon. I place it above the door frame of my bedroom and when someone comes knocking on the door, at least they see my mood before they come in. So my question for you is should I allocate the resources to put one of these little guys into low rate production?

[Listening to: Speed of Sound – Coldplay – X & Y (4:48)]
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2 thoughts on “Networked Emoticon

  1. Dude, you should most definately allocate the resources and make on of those. That would be incredibly slick. In fact, I think I want one, I just don’t have the time, skill, or energy anymore…

  2. Joe,
    I might just try it 🙂 Granted, I need to get the emoticon first and find out how it sends packets and what the packets mean that trigger the changes of which face is highlighted 😀
    I know that a wireless bridge would cost somewhere in the $50-$75 range, I wonder what it would cost to get a WiFi chip and solder it on the back of a circuit board…

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