Claire and I made a trampoline that can dial any phone number, input as numbers corresponding to jumps by a user. The trampoline essentially functions as a keyboard to type the numbers for you. Phones are often used absentmindedly, we may feel tethered to them to stay connected, and we often lead sedentary lives sitting at laptops all day. So, here comes TrampolineDial, breaking up the monotony, and turning phone calls into an active, fun interaction!
We wrote the code using Arduino. When a user jumps, the Little Bits act as a cursor, typing in numbers that create the phone number. Apparently if we used Java.robot we could automate the calling, so that the call would be placed once the 10 digits were generated by the jumps.
Here’s the diagram:
Here’s a video of TrampDial in action! :